Chef Andy Suarez: Squid in American Sauce Flatbread

Squid in American Sauce Flatbread - Calamares Salsa Americana - Chef Andy Suarez - Donostia Foods

photo by Andy Suarez

The fourth in our new series of recipes in collaboration with chef Andy Suarez, a selection of culinary creations that, while incorporating a variety of ingredients from the New World and beyond, continues the tradition of Basque cooking as "a cuisine of simplicity made exquisite". 

Squid in American Sauce Flatbread


Donostia Foods Squid in American Sauce
Donostia Foods Cantabrian Anchovies
1 pizza crust or pita bread
1 cup Donostia Foods Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup garlic
1 tbsp rosemary
¼ cup Donostia Foods Manzanilla Olives
¼ cup Donostia Foods Piquillo Peppers
½ cup mozzarella cheese
salt to taste


1. Combine garlic and olive oil in a saucepan and bring oil to boil. Remove from heat when boiling. Allow to cool and mix rosemary and salt. Blend until smooth.
2. Warm flatbread ahead of time in oven for a 1 minute at 325F.
3. Spread the garlic rosemary spread on the flatbread. 
4. Top with olives, piquillo peppers, anchovies, squid and mozzarella and cook for 5 minutes at 325F.
5. Serve hot.

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