Calamari Cooked in Wine with Pine nuts and Currants

This Sicilian seafood dish is absolutely amazing. The unique combination of ingredients is full of flavor and aroma.

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  • 1 kg of fresh or frozen calamari,cleaned and washed
  • 2 large onions,finely chopped
  • 1 leek, white part only
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 ripe tomato,peeled and deseeded
  • 1 small cup of currants
  • 1 small cup of pine nuts
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • a little cinnamon
  • 2-3 cloves
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • salt and pepper


Soak currants in warm water.

Place  calamari in a pan, without water, over low heat. Allow to soften and the juices to leave the flesh.

In another pan, heat the oil; saute the  spring onions and cook the pine nuts till transparent.

Add the calamari.

Stir 2-3 times along with the onions and the pine nuts; pour in the wine.

Add the garlic, pepper, herbs and spices; simmer over low heat.

When almost done, add the tomato  and the currants.

Cook till ready and the tomato has combined completely.

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