Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cooking at Home: Crispy Calamari

      Restaurant quality made easy! 
      By now it's no secret that we like fried calamari, we basically order it everywhere we go! We had planned to go out tonight but the weather bummed us out a bit. So, we decided to make some calamari at home. James has been bragging about his crispy calamari recipe for a while now and today was the perfect day to try it out. It's super simple, crispy, and ultra delicious.

Crispy Calamari:
    1. Buy fresh squid
           -We bought ours at Whole Foods, it was reasonably priced at about $8.99 a pound and super fresh
          -We only made half a pound and froze the rest for another day
    2. Cut the squid and a lemon into small, thin rings
            
    3. Toss the squid in an egg wash
           -Egg wash = eggs beaten in a bowl
    4. Pour rice flour into a bowl and season it with salt and pepper
    5. Toss the squid and lemon rings into the rice flour
          -Make sure they are evenly coated and don't stick together
    6. Fry the squid and lemon rings in 350 degree oil, until crispy
    7. Right before taking out the calamari toss some fresh herbs in the oil
          -We used cilantro
    8. Remove the calamari, lemon, and herbs from the oil
    9. To add an extra layer of flavor we tossed the calamari with some chili pepper paste, lemon juice, and salt
          -You can toss these with anything you want to add some extra flavor...have fun with it!
    10. Enjoy!


James' Crispy Calamari 

If you have any questions about this recipe please don't hesitate to contact us at bostonfoodandlove@gmail.com



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