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Aug 17, 2015

THE BEST CALAMARES RECIPE

Jan Paula Plamenco     8/17/2015  No comments

Calamares (Fried Breaded Squid) Recipe

There is a dish in Mediterranean cuisine called Calamari. Calamares is the Filipino version.

There's actually no big difference at all between the two, except for the spelling and the dipping sauce. Calamari is sometimes dipped in tomato based sauce while Calamares is often dipped in soy sauce with calamansi (lemon). Sometimes, I like it more with any mayonnaise based dressing. You can use mayo with mustard (or just plain mustard) and some drops of calamansi or lemon, then stir. This is really famous in the Philippines either with rice or with beer.

Calamares INGREDIENTS:


- 1kg medium-sized squid
- 2 raw eggs, beaten
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 5 pcs calamansi or 1pc lemon
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup oil

Calamares COOKING PROCEDURES:


1. Make sure to clean the squid very well, remove the head, ink sacs, discard the tentacles. Slice the squid into rings that are about 1/2 inch thick.
2. Combine squid, calamansi juice (or  lemon) salt and ground black pepper and then mix well. Let it stand for about 15 minutes.
3. Dip squid rings in beaten egg, dredge in flour and roll over breadcrumbs.
4. Deep-fry the squid for only 2 to 3 minutes. DO NOT OVERCOOK. It will toughen the squid.
5. Remove the fried squid rings from the wok and drain on paper towels.
6. Serve with your preferred dipping sauce. (see introduction)

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