A light, fresh, and inviting pasta dish is perfect for warm weather—all the flavor and satisfaction of tender noodles in a scrumptious sauce but without the heaviness of meaty pastas.
- 1 lemon (halved lengthwise, seeds removed)
- 1 pound squid tubes (bodies and tentacles)
- 5 tablespoons olive oil (divided, plus more for serving)
- sea salt (to taste)
- ground black pepper (freshly, to taste)
- 1/4 cup red onion (very thinly sliced)
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper (very thinly sliced)
- 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes (dried)
- 8 ounces linguine
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as flat-leaf parsley, oregano, and basil, plus more for garnish)
- Cut 1 lemon half into very thin (about 1/10-inch) half-moon slices. (Reserve the other half for another use.)
- Cut the squid tubes into thin rings.
- Heat a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil. Add half the squid and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until just cooked through, 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and cook the remaining half of the squid. Transfer to the same bowl—do not wipe out the skillet.
- Reduce the heat to medium and add 2 more tablespoons of oil. Add the onion and bell pepper and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender and browned in places, 3 minutes.
- Add the garlic, chile flakes, and about 2/3 of the lemon slices to the pan and cook, scraping up browned bits, until softened, 2 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook the linguine in boiling, salted water until al dente, 9-10 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta water.
- Add the linguine to the skillet along with 1/2 cup pasta water. Cook, tossing to combine and adding more pasta water as needed, 2 minutes. Add the cooked squid and 1/4 cup herbs and stir to combine, 1 minute.
- Divide the pasta among 4 bowls and drizzle generously with olive oil. Garnish with the remaining lemon halves and chopped herbs and serve right away.
|Calories480Calories from Fat170|
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|Calories from Fat170|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.