Recipe of calamari in sauce, step by step

There are hundreds of squid recipes : battered, sautéed, in their ink, with noodles, stuffed, squid in tomato sauce, in white sauce, green sauce, with rice ... pufffff, all are delicious, but for me, the best squid recipe on planet earth is what my mother does.

This is squid in tomato sauce , also known as calamari in American sauce , stewed, with potatoes, and served with white rice. More nothing.

  • How to make perfect white rice

Suddenly you can put a little cayenne pepper and olive oil, but it is not necessary, they are perfect like that.

Ideally, when you prepare this recipe you have plenty of sauce, why?

You can make pasta with calamari sauce

Once You have finished the squids and potatoes, you can use the remaining sauce to prepare some good spaghetti. Here I recommend, when serving the dish, add a generous stream of olive oil.

You will not be disappointed with the squid with potatoes accompanied by white rice, or with the pasta made with the sauce leftover.

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How to make squid in American sauce


  • 1 kg of squid
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil


  1. Clean the calamari well, inside and outside with plenty of water. Remove the purple skin that usually has on the outside and cut them in a medium wheel. The tentacles are delicious, you just have to remove the mouth or beak they have in the middle and that's it. Reserve.
  2. Chop the potatoes in medium cubes.
  3. Put the tomatoes, onion and garlic in a blender and grind until a thick sauce with lumps is formed.
  4. Heat a deep pan or a pot with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. Add the squid and cook until they turn white. During this process they will throw enough broth, that's fine, it's the water that the squid have and it will give flavor to the dish.
  5. Add the previously liquefied sauce, the bay leaves, a pinch of Salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes over high heat.
  6. After this time add the potatoes, stir a little, and lower the heat in half.
  7. It may have evaporated some liquid, you can add half a cup of water or fish stock. Cover and let cook for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are ready.

recipe for squid in tomato sauce

You can accompany this delicious recipe of calamari in American sauce with white rice and this is very important: the sauce that remains at the bottom of your plate does not boil, take a piece of bread and ... you already know what you have to do.

In the same way, remember what I told you before. The sauce left over from cooking is perfect to put on a pasta dish.

This is truly the best recipe for calamari in sauce in the world. Bon appetit.

If you want to try other delicious recipes with squid, I invite you to check these below:

  • Rice with squid
  • Chinese dumplings stuffed with squid