Allergies stink. My whole life I ate lobster, shrimp, clams, everything. No worries. Until one day, a few years ago. Baked clams. Couple hives. No big deal. Must have touched something. Never gave it a second thought. Weeks later, a bucket of steamers. More hives. More Benadryl. A few weeks after that the fish store was having a sale on steamed lobsters. Yum! Covered, head to toe, hives. Get a marker and play connect the dot. So many hives! Doctor said allergies. Zyrtec did the trick. and I haven't had shellfish since. So I make do. Crab cakes out of fake crab. Calamari every which way. But I never prepared calamari myself, only had it out. Or ordered in. usually rings. and then I saw some not too disgusting looking squid. Really fresh, tentacles and all. and I thought I could try this. I would also be the only one eating it, except for the big kid. He's somewhat adventurous when it comes to food. Miss Picky was not home. Much easier to be adventurous when she is at a friend's house.
Always rushing, always short on time, I just threw this one together, no recipe. A little chopped tomato, some garlic, salt and pepper, and dried bread crumbs. A little dot of butter. Mushed all that together and stuffed it in the squid. Put them in a small disposable foil pan, also dotted with a bit of butter, a little olive oil and sprinkled some more bread crumbs on top. Baked it for more than ten minutes but less than 30, can't remember, I think I just lucked out and didn't over cook it, because I was also trying to get some salmon ready, too!
Have to figure out a way to make calamari taste like spaghetti and white clam sauce. I bet I could. or close. or maybe still good.