Baked Calamari tubes saved Bubble’s life.  The doctor warned one of our Italian fisherman, Bubbles, that he had to cut out the fried foods after having a heart attack.  Bubbles loved to cook, loved to eat, and loved his fried Calamari.  Who doesn’t?

Calamari is a comfort food. The little fish that swims tail first pumping water through the valves near the head.  Usually Calamari is packed with tubes and tentacles.  There is no change to the flesh frozen which is most likely how it comes.  We like to try Fried Calamari at different restaurants.  When we are eating it at home of course I love to make the baked calamari tubes.  I don’t like the word “FRY”.  Remember we live in California and its not the thing to do.  Every where I read, fried foods are not good for any one’s health.  I figure an occasional fried calamari won’t kill us.  Its better to try it out instead of at home.

Bubbles followed his Doctor’s orders and came up with this baked recipe which we all are thankful to him.  He lived for many more years after that heart attack.  Bubbles didn’t have to give up his favorite fish just the way it was prepared.  He would bread the Calamari tubes and bake instead of frying.    Baked Calamari tubes was so much better for his heart health and ours.

It tastes so good either way.  Tartar sauce or Aioli sauce or Cocktail sauce are delicious added to the baked Calamari.




Bubbles’ Baked Calamari Tubes

  • Progresso Italian Breadcrumbs
  • olive oil
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • squid tubes & tentacles
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll in olive oil then Progresso breadcrumb. Spray the baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.;