Wildwood Road Trip – Sicilian Calamari & Gnocchi

Sep 4, 2020 | 2 comments

Sicilian Calamari

Prep Time– 20 minutes

Cook Time– 20 minutes

Total Time– 40 minutes

Servings– Feeds 4 people


  • ½ lb Calamari
  • Mixed cherry peppers
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 1 stick butter
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • Flour (enough for coating calamari)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lemon
  • ¾ cup white wine


Coat bottom of pan with olive oil and melted butter than sauté garlic till golden brown. Add white wine, capers, sliced lemon and mixed peppers to taste. Let come together for 10 minutes on medium heat. While sauce is cooking, toss uncooked calamari in flour and fry at 350 degrees for about 2 minutes or till crispy and tender. When calamari is finished, pour sauce on top and mangia!

Spinach Gnocchi

Prep Time– 10 minutes

Cook Time– 25 minutes

Total Time– 35 minutes

Servings– Feeds 4 people


  • 1 lb fresh spinach
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 8 cloves fresh garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lb Gnocchi


First, coat the bottom of the pan with oil and melted butter and sauté sliced garlic till golden brown. Pour chicken broth in the pan along with spinach and let cook for 5 minutes or until spinach is soft. Add in cooked Gnocchi, salt, and pepper flakes and sauté on high heat for 2 minutes to let the sauce and gnocchi come together. Add grated cheese to taste and enjoy!

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