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Baked Squid With Garlic-Anchovy Pasta

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“I found this on another recipe site many years ago and it became a favorite back then. I recently came across the recipe again and thought I would share it here. Originally by Tracy Seaman in _An Italian Christmas Meal_; "Food and Wine", December 1994.”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the squid with breadcrumbs, oregano, pepper and 1 tsp salt.
  4. Spread the squid in a large baking dish in a single layer and sprinkle with any leftover crumbs. Drizzle 1/4 cup of the olive oil over the squid. Bake for 10 minutes or until the squid is golden brown and crunchy.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk the garlic and anchovy paste into the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil and bring to a simmer over low heat.
  6. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook to al dente according to package (about 3 minutes).
  7. Drain the pasta and return it to the saucepan adding the anchovy sauce and the butter. Toss to coat.
  8. Make a bed of pasta on a platter or plates and mound the squid on the pasta.
  9. Serve with lemon wedges.

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