Mar 15 2010
It’s been 5 months since we’ve vacationed in Europe for the first time, and we’ve been meaning to replicate some of the fabulous meals we had. It’s great that we were inspired by some of the dishes in Italy because we’re so motivated to eat it again – without paying for the hefty airfare, of course! So based on our recollection and memory of a particular antipasti (appetizer) we had at a restaurant in Rome, we have attempted our own adaptation. The restaurant, La Taverna degli Amici, prepared this wonderful Octopus Salad with Potatoes and Olives and we made a similar version that we call Calamari Salad with Red Potatoes. We aren’t fond of the salty olives, so that’s why we omitted that ingredient. Since we didn’t have octopus, we used calamari instead, which is very similar in taste. Overall, we were pleased with the outcome because it was light and refreshing, just like we remembered. It obviously didn’t “wow” us as much because we weren’t sitting at a candlelit table in the patio of a Roman restaurant near the cobblestone roads. But hey, we can’t be too greedy!
To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Calamari Salad with Red Potatoes (Insalata di Calamari)