How To Reheat Calamari: Revive Your Calamari

Do you love calamari as much as I do? If so, then you’re in for a treat.

This article is about how to reheat calamari the salty and crispy deep-fried squid that will remind you of all the reasons why it’s so delicious.

Rather than throwing away food that is leftover, you can easily preserve the calamari’s freshness and crispiness.

Just follow our tips to see how you can reheat the calamari and transform this snack into a delicious meal.

How To Reheat Calamari: Reheating Methods

1. Microwaving

For an easier, quicker, but less healthy way to reheat your squids try microwaving them for about two minutes on high or until the squid is thoroughly warm. Make sure not to overcook them, or they might end up rubbery and dry!

2. Stovetop

If you want to cook your squid in a healthier way on the stovetop, heat your pan and add a bit of vegetable oil. Cook the squid in the pan for about two to three minutes on medium heat.

3. Oven

You can also use your oven to reheat your calamari. Preheat your oven to the lowest temperature, add your squid to a baking pan, and cook for about 30-45 minutes.

Use a spatula to occasionally flip the calamari. Once it’s cooked through, serve it on a plate and garnish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges. See you next time!

How To Reheat Calamari
How To Reheat Calamari

Pros And Cons Of Each Method

I would say the microwave method is more convenient because you can get these delicious little delicacies in a matter of minutes. I also love how they come out warm and charred on the edges with an awesome crunchy texture.

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Reheating calamari in the oven is fairly healthy, quick, and easy. You don’t need any special tools to cook them, just a spatula for lifting them up to flip them around. Once you’ve flipped them around, it’s all about patience!

You have to be patient enough so that they don’t burn or overcook from the heat of the oven. Oven roasting is also a good option because you cook your squid in their natural environment.

Tips For Maintaining The Texture And Flavor

If you want to enjoy your calamari, make sure to keep them crispy! The longer they are in the microwave or oven, the more likely they’ll be overcooked and dried out. That’s why it’s better to use a lower temperature and take longer to cook them.


Now you know how to reheat your calamari for a tasty and crunchy meal! Enjoy this delicious seafood dish that can be served as an appetizer or main course. I hope this guide will help you keep your squid from getting overcooked and rubbery.

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