Calamari with Chorizo and Artichokes

  • Serves

    serves 2-4


At Le Grain de Sel in Marseille, squid and artichokes are sautéed in the paprika-laced drippings of chorizo. This recipe first appeared in our March 2014 issue with the story City by the Sea.


  • 5 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 oz. cured Spanish chorizo, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 whole calamari, cleaned, tentacles reserved
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups artichoke hearts, defrosted frozen quarters or whole canned, drained and halved
  • 1 orange, zested, supremed, and cut into 1/4" pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced


Step 1

Heat 3 tbsp. oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Add chorizo and garlic; cook until golden, 3–4 minutes. Divide between 4 plates; keep warm.

Step 2

Add remaining oil to pan and return to medium-high heat. Pat calamari and tentacles dry using paper towels and season with salt and pepper and cook, flipping once, until browned and slightly curled, 4–6 minutes; divide between plates. Add artichokes, salt, and pepper to pan; cook until browned, 3–4 minutes, and divide between plates. Garnish with chopped orange and zest.

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