In the 70-80’s I owned a chain of restaurants in the Los Angeles area called The Original Sicilian Pizza Company. I have since sold the restaurants and the last one closed in 1988. These are some of the recipes that I had on my menu.
Original Sicilian Pizza Company Calamari Bolognese
Original Sicilian Pizza Company Calamari Bolgnese
This is oh so yummy and makes a great dish for a party!
- 4 pounds Squid -- cleaned
- 2 cups Onions -- diced
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 2 cups Carrots -- diced
- 2 cups Celery -- diced
- 1/4 cup Garlic -- minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Saffron Threads
- 1 cup Vermouth
- 6 cups Tomato Sauce
- To Taste Salt And Pepper
- 1/2 pounds Breaded Squid Tentacles, Deep Fried
- 4 pounds Pasta Ribbons -- al dente
Working in batches, pulse squid in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Refrigerate. Saute onions in olive oil until just wilted. Add ,carrots, celery and garlic and cook until softened. Crumble in saffron. When fragrant add squid and cook fast to evaporate liquid. Add vermouth and reduce to almost dry. Add tomato sauce, season and hold. Per order heat 2 cups sauce and re-heat about 8 ounces pasta. Toss to combine. Garnish with fried tentacles in a bowl blend all ingredients together well. You can allow this to sit overnight before serving. Mix with salad putting pepperchinnies on top and cheese.
Yield: 24 servings.Print Recipe