Fresh Ziti with Lemony Grilled Calamari


  • 1 pound Lilly’s Fresh Ziti or Fresh Rigatoni
  • 6 oz. calamari, bodies only, cleaned
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup/2 oz. celery hearts, thinly sliced on the bias
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp./1 oz. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp./1 oz. extra virgin olive oil

How to Make It

  1. Boil pasta in salted water for 4 to 6 minutes; drain and reserve.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, prepare the calamari. Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill over high heat. Pat dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss with vegetable oil.
  3. Grill calamari for 1 minute per side or until nicely charred and just cooked through. Remove to a cutting board and slice into ¼” rings.
  4. Place the ziti, calamari and celery in a bowl. Toss with the parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Servings: 4

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