Dinner tonight consisted of a simple "doctored-up" tomato sauce, balsamic green beans, onions and crispy pan-fried calamari. Calamari, is fried squid chopped up into rings and tentacles. I was a little intimidated by the prospect of cooking this fussy seafood, but it was actually fairly simple to pull off. Calamari is a beloved dish in many countries all across the globe from Japan to Portugal. Calamari can be prepared by deep-frying, pan-searing or grilling. I wanted to go the Italian route, by using a tomato sauce to highlight the crispy seafood. There are many great squid recipes out there and I encourage you to try them out without fear ;). Hey, if Perkins restaurants can pull it off, so can YOU!