Baked Squid with Garlic-Anchovy Pasta
Italian holiday meal 68
small, cleaned, bodies sliced into 1/4 inch rings, tentacles halved if large
or other thin pasta
wedges, for serving
Preheat the oven to 450F.
Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil.
In a large bowl, toss the squid with the breadcrumbs, oregano, pepper, and one teaspoon salt.
Spread the squid in a large baking dish in a single layer and sprinkle with any leftover crumbs.
Drizzle ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of the olive oil on top.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until the squid is golden brown and crunchy.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk the garlic and the anchovy paste into the remaining ¼ cup oil and bring to a simmer over low heat.
Cook, whisking, until fragrant but not browned, about 3 minutes.
Add salt to the boiling water.
Add the capellini and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 3 minutes.
Drain the pasta and return it to the saucepan.
Add the anchovy sauce and the butter and toss to coat.
Make a bed of capellini on a platter or plates.
Mound the baked squid on the pasta and serve with lemon wedges.