You can cook calamari, or squid, in several ways. If you want a crunchy appetizer or snack, make fried squid. Make a main course by preparing calamari steaks. You can also Sautée the calamari in a bit of oil and spices and serve it with pasta or rice or grill the calamari for an outdoor meal. Making calamari will be easier if you use pre-cleaned squid.