In our family we usually have 2 shrimp dishes(one fried and one steamed/usually shrimp cocktail). Clams casino,Linguini with red clam sauce and 2 calamari dishes one in butter and garlic and the other with tomatoes(Calamari con Pomodoro).
CALAMARI CON POMODORO
3 lb. box of frozen squid-cleaned and cut into strips,4 tbs. of olive oil,1 tbs. parsley-chopped, 2 cups of crushed tomatoes, 1/2 cup of red wine, 2 garlic cloves sliced thin or chopped add salt and pepper to taste.
heat oil in sauce pan/saute garlic do not brown or else it gets a bitter taste/add squid and saute about 10 minutes/add salt, pepper, wine and cook about 10 minutes more/add tomatoes and parsley, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes