Squid in American sauce: easy recipe easy to make

There is no doubt that an appetizing and really tasty option to enjoy the squid is to make them with sauce, either with the traditional and classic American sauce, with white wine or simply cooked in their ink (in which case the sauce will be rather black).

On this occasion, precisely, we will learn to make exquisite Squids in American Salsa, a simple and tremendously traditional recipe, which is made with an ideal sauce for both fish and seafood.

The truth is It is a tremendously tasty dish, which offers the possibility of enjoying some tender squids in which case the American sauce gives it a greater flavor. Do you dare to prepare them ?.

Recipe of calamari in American sauce


  • 1 kg. of squid
  • 1 1/2 kg can of crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 150 ml. of cognac
  • 150 ml. of white wine
  • 1 tip of chilli pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt

How are squids made in sauce?

  1. First of all let's start preparing the squid. For this, we proceed to clean and cut them. Then we place them in a colander and let them drain very well. Cut them into slices.
  2. Peel the onion, cut it into pieces and then rub it very well. Do the same with garlic.
  3. Then wash the red pepper well and cut it into small squares. Place the onion, garlic and red pepper in a pan with oil and put them to pojar.
  4. Once poached add the squid, pour the cognac over it, then do the same with the wine, and let the alcohol of both drinks evaporate.
  5. Add the crushed tomato sauce, the chilli tip and the salt.
  6. Lower the heat (soft fire), and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until the squids are tender. It is ideal that the sauce has thickened and reduced.
  7. Ready! After this time the squid in sauce will be ready.

What is American sauce?

It is a sauce of French origin (known in this country with the name ofwillow à l'américaine) which is made from a delicious seafood fumet, which is flavored with tomatoes, onions, garlic, cognac and white wine.

And probably you wonder ... and what is a fumet? It basically consists of a kind of basic broth that is made at the beginning of a preparation; that is, it is a kind of first step, so to speak. In this case, it is a fund that is made exclusively based on seafood.

Squid in american sauce - Recipes from Spain (July 2024)