Bruno’s Calamari Spaghetti – Spaghetti de calmar à la Bruno

(In English below)

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Mon cousin Bruno (avec moi sur la photo en train de faire des bêtises il y à environ 35 ans) est comme mon frère. Il est donc, comme moi, passionné de bonne bouffe. Il nous étonne toujours avec des recettes simples qui ont un petit air de vie de château. Voici donc sa recette de spaghetti de calmars:

Pour deux personnes:

  1. Prenez des encornets ou calmars entiers (400g avec les tentacules) et coupez les en julienne dans la longueur
  2. Faites revenir 100g de lardons fumés. Lorsqu’ils sont bien dorés, jetez votre julienne de calamars dans la poêle et faites les justes blanchir rapidement
  3. Poivrez mais ne salez pas (les lardons et le parmesan sont assez salés)
  4. Ajoutez une petit verre de crème liquide et laissez réduire quelques secondes
  5. Disposez le tout dans une assiette creuse. Déposez un jaune d’oeuf (très très frais) sur le dessus. Saupoudrez de ciboulette et de parmesan.

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My cousin Bruno (with me on the picture a long time ago probably doing something really naughty) is like my brother. He is, like me, very passionate about food. He always amazes us with simple recipes that look and taste absolutely amazing. Here is his recipe for calamari spaghetti:

For two people:

  1. Take a whole squid or calamari (Almost a pound with the tentacles) and cut into a julienne (long strings)
  2. Fry 100g (a fist full) of smoked bacon. When it is golden brown, throw in the calamari and cook it about 30 seconds to a minute. You just need it to turn from translucent to white
  3. Add pepper but no salt (the bacon and Parmesan are salty enough)
  4. Add a small glass of cream or 5 table spoons worth and let it simmer for a few seconds
  5. Place the mix in a bowl. Place an egg yolk (very very fresh obviously) on top. Sprinkle with chives and grated parmesan.

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. Deanna says:

    Love the photo–it really captures the energy of young boys! And the calamari looks wonderful!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Deanna!!

  2. Spoon Feast says:

    Life with boys is always an adventure! The calamari looks simply amazing.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I love my cousin. He’s like my brother really… We compete often with our cooking 🙂

  3. becky6259 says:

    Mmmm, that looks so yummy!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Becky! It really is a special dish. It would have been even better with some pasta… Damn, now I have to make it again 😉

  4. Adorable picture of you and your cousin!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      We really were little devils 🙂

  5. Janet Rörschåch says:

    That is a fantastic recipe. People who are eating a high protein diet or following the paleo diet would really enjoy this. I love that it actually isn’t made with any pasta. Really. FANTASTIC!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks darling! Next time I will put spaghetti with it 🙂

      1. Janet Rörschåch says:

        No need to do that for me. Have you ever heard of low carb fettuccini Alfredo? The “pasta” is made from slowly cooked onions. I bet that would be great as a carbonara too. 😀

  6. looks absolutely delicious

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Dennis! It really was… Try it sometime and let me know how you like it. It would have been even better with linguini as my friend Joe suggested…

  7. Anna says:

    This looks amazing! Thank you for the recipe. As it turns out, my neighbors raise chickens, so I can probably run next door to beg a couple of eggs when I make this 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      There’s nothing like fresh eggs from the farm! You are very lucky 🙂

  8. Hi Stephane…. Because I love your blog, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! If you choose to accept the nomination, please follow the link to the nominee rules….

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you soooooo much! I feel very honored!!

  9. Stephane, ever since you changed your blog back again I haven’t received your email notifications about new posts. I have tried many times to edit this in my reader but it just won’t work. I don’t know what else to do and am wondering if it’s something that can be fixed from your end. The emails aren’t going to my junk mail either – I’m just not getting them at all.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I know. I am so very sorry. They haven’t been able to fix the problem. The only way is to sign-up again with a different e-mail address… Thanks for being such a loyal reader! 🙂

  10. ciao! just the best recipe. thanks.

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  11. Steve says:

    You know, I think this would work great if you also added some linguini! A more economical version that could feed a larger audience.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      That’s exactly what I thought as soon as they were in the plate. Damn!

  12. Ooh, how delicious! That pasta looks absolutely yummy.

  13. chef mimi says:

    it does look like pasta! Beautiful! Wish I could get calamari here. I’ve never cooked with it as a result. c’est domage

  14. juliabarrett says:

    Oooh, me likey! Do you break the egg and stir it through the hot pasta? Anything with an egg looks so delicious. Love the photo!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Yes you would break the egg and let it mix, but there is no pasta. It’s just the way the calamari is cut 🙂

      1. juliabarrett says:

        Ah, I see. It is the way you cut it. My husband would love this – he’s a big fan of tentacles. Me? Not so much but I like squid.

        1. My French Heaven says:


  15. This looks like a perfectly put together pasta dish. I have to make this. My 15 year old son will love it. He loves octopus, squid, bacon…etc… Thank you for the idea. I really like your blog. ( I glad you posted the recipe in english too!) 🙂 Also, thank you for stopping by my blog today, cottagegrovehouse.

  16. The picture of you and your cousin is adorable… has trouble written all over it! 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      In think we were roasting sausages on a bun fire… 🙂

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