The nation that once revered him threatened to chop him up and fry him into calamari.
One of the most memorable dishes I have had there is Baby calamari filled with calamari ink, fresh chick peas and chorizo.
This recipe calls for calamari on the grill, a method that brings out the sweet tenderness of the small cephalopods.
1560s, from Italian calamari, from Latin calamarius, literally "pertaining to a pen," from calamus "a writing pen," literally "reed" (see shawm). So called from the cuttlefish's pen-like internal shell and perhaps also from its being full of ink.