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Calamari Murati

Calamari Murati – Mother-in-law Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Courses
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings


  • 500 g fresh medium-sized calamari 1.10 pounds
  • 450 g diced peeled tomatoes 17.6 oz
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • olive oil extra virgin
  • chopped parsley optional


  • How to clean the calamari
  • Wash the squid under running water.
  • With one hand grasp the head of the calamari and with the other, the body gently pulls the head to determine the detachment of the entrails.
  • Eliminate the transparent rigid internal structure that supports the calamari's body (the gladius) being careful not to break the bag.
  • Remove the skin.
  • From the head of the calamari remove the beak that is in the center of the tentacles with the help of the scissors.
  • Take out the eyes and rinse under cold water and once cleaned the calamari we can then cut the bag into round pieces and leave the tentacles intact.
  • How to cook them
  • In a pan, fry the chopped onion in oil, add the peeled tomato as soon as it is golden, add salt and pepper, simmer for at least 15-20 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add the cleaned and cut calamari, mix everything together, and add in a glass of white wine.
  • Cook for at least 20 minutes, until the liquid evaporated. Add more salt and pepper if you need it.
  • Turn off the heat, put it in a serving dish, and sprinkle with chopped parsley (optional).


Keyword calamari, calamari in umido, main course
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