Spicy Calamari with Bacon

  • 1 1/2 lb cleaned squid
  • 5 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 tsp dried hot red-pepper flakes

  • Rinse squid under cold water, then pat dry between paper towels.
  • Cook bacon in a 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, topped with bacon.