Serves4 (main course)
- Active time:25 min
- Start to finish:25 min
Sautéing the squid in the bacon fat adds tons of flavor to the seafood itself. Fried calamari with marinara sauce will be but a distant memory once you try this.
cleaned medium squid
bacon (about 5 slices), cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
dried hot red-pepper flakes
Rinse squid under cold water, then pat dry between paper towels. Halve large tentacles lengthwise and cut bodies (including flaps, if attached) crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide rings.
Cook bacon in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden and crisp, then transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
Toss squid with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Heat fat remaining in skillet over high heat until very hot, then sauté squid with scallions and red-pepper flakes until just cooked through, about 3 minutes.
Serve squid immediately, sprinkled with bacon.