Fried Baby Squid Calamares


Ingredients:
500 grams baby squid, separate head from the body
1 lemon, juice
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
2 raw eggs, beaten
vegetable oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinate squid in lemon juice for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs, flour, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Dip squid into beaten eggs then dredge into breadcrumbs mixture.
3. Repeat the step a second time.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat oil until enough hot.
2. Fry the squid for a minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked.
3. Remove squids and drain on paper towels.
4. Transfer into serving bowl and sprinkle with grated cheese and chopped parsley.
5. Serve with marinara sauce.

Crispy Fried Calamares


Ingredients:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
1 lemon, juice
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper to taste
2 raw eggs, beaten
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
vegetable oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinate squid in lemon juice for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add squid then dip in beaten eggs. Dredge it with bread crumbs then place on a plate.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the squid for a minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked.
2. Remove squids and drain on paper towels.
3. Serve with garlic dip or tomato salsa. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

For Garlic Dip:
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fine sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt and white pepper

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.

For Fresh Tomato Sauce:
Ingredients:
1 cup chopped tomatoes, seeded
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons fine sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons olive oil

Procedures:
1. In a sauce pan, heat olive oil then saute garlic, onions and tomatoes until soften.
2. Add parsley, water, salt and sugar then simmer for 5 minutes.
3. In a blender, transfer tomato mixture then process until smooth.
4. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil then mix well.

Calamari Salad


Ingredients:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon paprika(optional)
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg, beaten
cooking oil for frying
1 pack romaine lettuce (greens)
4 pieces cherry tomatoes, halved
6 pieces pineapple chunk
chopped toasted nuts (optional)
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
chopped cilantro for garnishing

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add squid and dip in beaten egg, deep-fry for a minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a serving bowl, arrange lettuce, tomatoes, pineapple and toasted nuts.
2. Combine lime juice, wine vinegar, salt and pepper then drizzle into salad.
3. Top with fried calamari and cilantro. Serve immediately.

Korean Barbecue Calamares


Ingredients:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
2 cups Korean BBQ Sauce
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbs(optional)
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying
toasted sesame seeds for garnishing (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add squid then dip in beaten egg then roll in breadcrumbs. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the squid for 1 minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked.
2. Remove squids and drain on paper towels.

Part 3
1. In a small container with lid, place fried calamares and Korean BBQ sauce then close lid. Shake until well coated.
2. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with sesame seeds, serve immediately.

Crispy Soy Garlic Squid

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy Soy Garlic Squid is comprises a squid as main ingredient. Normally the squid cut into rings then mix with batter then deep fried for a minute. Mix to coat in a soy garlic sauce made of soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar and butter.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes.
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying
1 head garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 stalks onion leeks, sliced diagonally

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce and brown sugar. Mix well and set aside.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry garlic until light brown. Drain and set aside.
3. In a same pan, add butter, soy-sugar mixture and onion leeks. Simmer then remove from heat.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine flour, cayenne powder, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add squid then dip in beaten egg then roll in breadcrumbs. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the squid for 1 minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked.
2. Remove squids and drain on paper towels.
3. Transfer the squid in serving plate then pour the sauce on top. Mix to coat then sprinkle with toasted garlic. Serve.

Sweet and Spicy Calamares

Filipino Style Recipe: Sweet and spicy calamares is comprises a squid as main ingredient. Normally the squid cut into rings then mix with batter then deep fried for a minute. Mix to coat in a sweet and spicy sauce made of honey, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes.
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbs(optional)
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying
1/2 cup liquid honey
3 tablespoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a small bowl, combine honey, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add squid then dip in beaten egg then roll in breadcrumbs. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the squid for 1 minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked.
2. Remove squids and drain on paper towels.
3. Transfer the fried calamares in serving plate and pour the sauce on top. Mix to coat then serve.

Deep Fried Prawns

Filipino Style Recipe: deep fried prawns is comprises a prawns as main ingredient. Normally the prawns mix with batter and coated with bread crumbs then deep fried until golden brown. It is usually served plain with mayonnaise or sweet and sour sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:
1 kilo prawn, peeled(tails left on and deveined)
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup bread crumbs
vegetable oil for frying
1/2 teaspoon paprika(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add prawn and deep in beaten egg then coated onto breadcrumbs.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the prawn for 3 minutes until golden brown. Do not overcooked.
2. Remove prawn and drain on paper towels.
3. Serve with dip.

Calamares

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Filipino Style Recipe: calamares or calamari is comprises a squid as main ingredient. Normally the squid rings mix with batter then deep fried for less than two minutes to prevent toughness. It is usually served plain with mayonnaise.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes. Good for 2 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying
1/2 teaspoon paprika(optional)

Procedure:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add squid and dip in beaten egg then coated onto breadcrumbs.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the squid for 1 minute or until golden brown. Do not overcooked.
2. Remove squids and drain on paper towels.
3. Serve with dip.