Calamari with Mini Penne Noodles

Hey there everyone! Friday and the end of the week again, but this one for some reason seemed that it just wouldn’t end. uffff  I keep thinking about beaches, vacation  time and well just everything else except for what I am suppose to be thinking about. I don’t know if its the full moon that we are suppose to be having tonight, or just that we are heading towards the end of June and we still have a few more months before we actually leave for a few days. 🙂  So, my attention span in regards to my seminars and courses is minimal to almost nothing hahahahaha,   Is it just me or are you all feeling the same way?  It’s a good thing Wimbledon is starting next week 🙂 🙂  

Anyway, this weekend it’g going to be a hot one at least this is what I read but I’m not sure, the weather keeps changing from hot to warm to cold!!  I wore my jacket at the beginning of the week because the temp didn’t go higher than 17 degrees and its the end of June!!  But on the other hand believe it or not it did snow in Greece on Wednesday.  🙂  Yep, it sure did!! 

I headed over to our local Fish Store this morning along with Charlie and picked up some Calamari to make this easy sea food recipe.  The owner had just brought in a fresh batch so I was lucky, I picked up a few and headed back home to get ready to start my courses.  What I love  about this recipe is that you can eat it cold like let’s say a delicious Pasta Salad. 🙂


Prep Time: 30 minutes  –  Cooking Time : 30 minutes – Total Time: 60 minutes

4 cups Calamari or 2 large Calamari (sliced into rings)  

3 cups of short Pasta Noodles

1/2 cup of Dry White Wine

1 Leek (chopped)

1 large Onion (diced)

4 Fresh Tomatoes (chopped)

1 tablespoon Tomato Paste

1 cup Olive Oil

1 or 2 Bay Leaves





Dice Leek and Onion..


Slice the Calamari into rings.


Slice tomatoes and then in a large pot add in the olive oil and heat on low heat. Add in the diced leek and onions and stir.


Continue by adding in the sliced Calamari, tomatoes, tomato paste and simmer for a few minutes.


Pour in the wine and cook for about 20 minutes on medium to high heat.


Add salt and pepper and 1 litre of water & noodles.


Stir and cook for 30 minutes.  Once the tomato sauce has thickened its ready to be served with delicious fresh bread and some Parmesan Cheese as a topping.  I didn’t top it with cheese this time around..:)

Have a great weekend everyone!! 

Kali Orexi!! 🙂






Comments (42)

  • 3sistersabroad 5 months ago Reply

    omgoodness this sounds delicious …I will be trying this one out . Snow in Greece?? wow

    foodzesty 5 months ago Reply

    Ohhhh Thank you!! Yep, it snowed for about 3 hours in a certain area. The weather has gone crazy 🙂

  • my laptop doesn’t have a drooling face 🙂 unlike my real face which is drooling 🙂

    foodzesty 5 months ago Reply

    hahhahahahahhahahahhahaha Thank you so much Margaret…

    My pleasure my friend 🙂

    foodzesty 4 months ago


  • PlantsandBeyond 5 months ago Reply

    I LOVE THIS ! First time tried it in Athens . Omg ! It’s soooo goood , Soooophie💕

    foodzesty 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you Luda…so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Rifat Yaseen 5 months ago Reply

    Okay so I’m hungry! Actually, craving! 😍


    foodzesty 4 months ago Reply

    My apologizes for my late response. Thank you so much glad to read that you like it!! 🙂

  • dtills 5 months ago Reply

    Oh this looks great!

    foodzesty 4 months ago Reply

    Thank you so much my dear friend 🙂 Huge hugs

  • Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 5 months ago Reply

    I’m down for noodles anytime! Hope you’re having a great weekend.

    foodzesty 4 months ago Reply

    It was nice!! Thanks so much Diana..I hope all is well 🙂

    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 4 months ago

    You’re welcome and yes, all is well. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

    foodzesty 4 months ago


  • jyo 5 months ago Reply

    So delightful Sophie

    foodzesty 4 months ago Reply

    Thanks so much Jyo!! I hope you and your family are well 🙂

  • This looks so good, Sophie!!! Snow?! 😀 Weather, hmm? 😀 Are you ready for Wimbledon? 🙂

    foodzesty 4 months ago Reply

    Thanks Veroooo…didn’t make it to you this year but will try for next year. :0 I have been sitting in front of the TV and watching for the past 2 days…Rafa played today and he did well 🙂 🙂 Waiting to see what Djokovic is going to do! But I do like the new Greek player Tsitsipas he is very good and he reminds of Rafa at a younger age. 🙂

    Haha, nice one! 😅💙 I have been mainly reading the news as I don’t have much time to watch. But.. We are planning to go over the weekend in real 💕 I am curious about Djokovic as well… As he is my favourite one 😁 However, Rafa follows him pretty well 😁😁

    foodzesty 4 months ago

    If you do can you please get Rafa’s autograph hahahhahahahaaaaa RAFA FOLLOWS HIM!!! hahahahhahah ummmm ok but I think its Djoko that is following Rafa hahahhahahh

    😀 If I manage, Sophie, I definitely will <3 😀 Whatever for you! Let's how they gooo 🙂

    foodzesty 4 months ago

    Im kidding hahahahha

    😛 And I like making people happy 😛

    foodzesty 4 months ago

    Vero I was just kidding around….go have fun!!

    I definitely will have fun 🙂 Thank you!

    foodzesty 4 months ago

    🙂 huge hugs!!!

    And hugs to you, Sophie! 🙂

    foodzesty 4 months ago

    Soooooo Rafa and Djoko won 🙂

    Oujeeee! I know 😀

    foodzesty 4 months ago

    Good morning!! I hope you had a lovely weekend….great tennis this weekend…:)

    Good afternoon, Sophie! I hope you had a good one too! Ah yes!!!!! However we watched only in TV as it was too hot… mainly for our little one. Did you watch? 😛

    foodzesty 4 months ago

    Good morning Vero 🙂 Yep and yesterday I didn’t move from the TV hahahha…:)

    😀 Haha, I can imagine!

    foodzesty 4 months ago


  • BloomsandBeautifuls 3 months ago Reply

    My husband would love this!

    foodzesty 3 months ago Reply

    Awwww Thank you so very much….so sorry for my late response…Let me know if you make it would love to hear your thoughts 🙂

  • PenelopeCooks 2 weeks ago Reply

    This looks lovely Sophie! Thanks for sharing

    foodzesty 1 week ago Reply

    Thank you so much Penelope…ola kala? I showed my friend who is visiting me for the week your site…She absolutely loved it!! Huge hugs can’t wait to read you next post 🙂

    PenelopeCooks 1 week ago

    Thanks so much Sophie! Your kind words make me blush 😊

    foodzesty 3 days ago

    Kalimera/Kalispera, tipota na sai kala…So sorry Penelope for my late response but my best friend was visiting from Greece

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