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Calamari With Pesto Sauce

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Calamari with pesto sauce is a preparation of squid hoods cooked in a microwave. This is an italain dish made with squid cooked along with pesto sauce with basil and pine nuts. Flavored with white wine, the calamari is served with the pesto sauce poured over it and is an wxcellent side for pasta. Adapted from Sharp Microwave and Convection Cookbook.
Ingredients
  Squid hoods 500 Gram
  Meat tenderiser 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  White wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Fresh basil leaves 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Toasted pine nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

1.
Cut squid hoods into rings.
Sprinkle with meat tenderiser.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2.
Poach squid in white wine and lemon juice.
Cook, covered, for 5-6 minutes on MEDIUM or until squid is firm.
3.
Place basil leaves, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper into a food processor.
Blend until smooth.
Pour over calamari.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 295 Calories from Fat 202

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.5%

Saturated Fat 3.1 g15.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 194.2 mg64.7%

Sodium 164.6 mg6.9%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.35 g1.4%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 14 g28.1%

Vitamin A 6.9% Vitamin C 10.5%

Calcium 4.3% Iron 7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Calamari With Pesto Sauce Recipe