Treating myself to a delicious seafood feast is one of my favorite indulgences.
Calamari steak recipes have become one of my go-to meals when I’m craving something delicious and nutritious.
I’m excited to share some of my favorite recipes for creating succulent, tender, and flavorful calamari steaks.
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11 Best Calamari Steak Recipes
Sure, you could stick to the fried calamari that’s so popular at restaurants, but why not try something a little different?
Calamari steak is a delicious and unique way to enjoy this seafood favorite.
Here are 11 delicious recipes to get you started:
1. Lemon Caper Calamari Steaks
This recipe was a great way to try something new and delicious with calamari.
I used frozen calamari instead of fresh, so the prep time was much shorter.
The combination of flavors was amazing – I’d never had capers with calamari before, and it added a nice tangy flavor that complemented the buttery lemon sauce.
Definitely making this again!
– Dwayne Boone, Antioch, California
2. Calamari Steak in Thai Red Curry Sauce
This recipe was incredible.
The flavor of the lemongrass, ginger, shallots, and red curry paste perfectly complemented the calamari steak.
It’s a great way to enjoy seafood that doesn’t take hours to prepare.
Plus, it’s gluten-free and dairy-free – so everyone can enjoy it.
I highly recommend this recipe if you want a delicious Asian-inspired meal that doesn’t take too long to make.
-Josh Branson, Atlanta, Georgia
3. Grilled Calamari Steaks with Olive and Bean Salad
This recipe was delicious!
The combination of flavors in the olive and bean salad was a great compliment to the grilled calamari steaks.
It really brought out the subtle sweetness in the calamari.
I liked that it was quick and easy to make, too.
I will definitely be making this again – maybe with some extra vegetables or spices added in for an extra flavor boost.
Thanks for sharing this tasty dish!
– Vivian McAdams, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4. Calamari Steaks with Tuna Mayonnaise
This was a hit! I was a little nervous about using the canned tuna in the mayonnaise, but it turned out great.
The garlic and scallions added an amazing flavor that really took this dish over the top.
The wine also gave it a nice depth of flavor.
Everyone at the table had seconds, and I’m already making plans to make it again.
-Jeffrey Addison, Carlsbad, California
5. Grilled Calamari Steak Over Polenta
I’ve never been too confident about cooking seafood, but this recipe was surprisingly easy and tasty.
The polenta was hearty and the calamari was tender and perfectly seasoned.
I loved the parsley sauce too, it added a nice brightness to everything.
It felt like I had a fancy restaurant meal without all the fuss.
-Natalie Langston, Palatine, Illinois
6. Calamari Steak and Lemony Pasta
I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious this dish turned out!
The lemon and anchovy flavors in the pasta paired perfectly with the calamari steaks, making it a truly delicious meal.
I loved using fresh ingredients and the end result was amazing.
I’ll definitely be making this again soon!
-Cynthia Smith, Atlanta, Georgia
7. Low FODMAP Grilled Calamari Steaks
This low FODMAP recipe is perfect for a quick dinner idea.
The calamari steaks were juicy and full of flavor, especially when drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.
I was surprised at how easy it was to prepare.
It’s also a good way to get your family to try seafood without being too intimidated by it.
-Amber Johnson, Seattle, Washington
8. Grilled Calamari Steaks with Summer Salsa
I recently tried this recipe and it was incredible!
Not only were the flavors spot on, but it took less than 20 minutes to make.
The flavors of charred corn, tomatoes, and kalamata olives blended together beautifully with the smoky grilled calamari steaks.
I’ll definitely be making this one again soon!
-Paula Romero, Houston, Texas
9. Spicy Grilled Calamari Steaks
This recipe is an excellent way to enjoy squid.
The marinade of butter, spices, and lemon juice gives it a nice kick while still allowing the natural flavor of the squid to shine through.
I’m so glad I found this easy-to-follow recipe; the end result was superb!
My husband and I loved it.
-Darla Collier, Santa Ana, California
10. Calamari Piccata and Roasted Asparagus
This recipe was just what I needed to satisfy my craving.
It was delicious, simple, and light – the perfect combination for a quick weeknight meal.
The tartness of the lemon and capers, combined with the buttery richness of the sauce makes it an incredibly satisfying dish.
My roommate even asked for seconds! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.
-Maddie Smith, Los Angeles, California
11. Calamari steaks with grilled baby marrow
This dish is a great way to enjoy calamari in a new way.
The marinade of olive oil, butter, chilies, and garlic gives the calamari steaks an intense flavor that pairs perfectly with the grilled baby marrow ribbons.
When served with a lemon wedge and sprinkled with parsley, it’s sure to impress your guests.
It’s quick and easy to prepare, so it can be enjoyed as an appetizer or part of an entrée.
-Mark Hall, Sacramento, California
11 Easy Calamari Steak Recipe Collection
- Lemon Caper Calamari Steaks
- Calamari Steak in Thai Red Curry Sauce
- Grilled Calamari Steaks with Olive and Bean Salad
- Calamari Steaks with Tuna Mayonnaise
- Grilled Calamari Steak Over Polenta
- Calamari Steak and Lemony Pasta
- Low FODMAP Grilled Calamari Steaks
- Grilled Calamari Steaks with Summer Salsa
- Spicy Grilled Calamari Steaks
- Calamari Piccata and Roasted Asparagus
- Calamari steaks with grilled baby marrow
- Choose your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner tonight.
- Prepare all of the required ingredients.
- Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less!
Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.