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.

Crispy Baby Squid


Ingredients:
500 grams baby squid, separate head from the body
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbs(optional)
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying
1/2 teaspoon paprika(optional)
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon spring onion, minced

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, chili flakes, spring onion, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Add baby squid and deep 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 sweet chili sauce.

Baked Stuffed Squid

Ingredients:
3-4 pieces medium-sized squid, cleaned
2-3 cups cooked rice
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
300 grams beef sirloin, slice thinly into small pieces
1 white onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup tomato puree
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Marinade:
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, marinate beef for 30 minutes. Set aside.

Part 2
1.In a pan, heat oil then stir cook beef over high heat for 3 minutes.
2. Add cooked rice and parsley then mix until well blended.
3. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Let it cool.

Part 3
1. In a separate pan, heat oil then saute onion, bell pepper and tomato puree for 3 minutes. Set aside.

Part 4
1. Stuff squid with rice mixture then insert the head. Close opening with toothpick.
2. In a baking pan, place squid in a single layer then pour over the sauteed tomato puree. Cover with aluminum foil.

Part 5
1. Bake in a preheated oven over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
2. Remove foil then bake uncovered for another 30 minutes or until tender.
3. Transfer into serving plate then cut into rings.

Stir Fry Squid in Oyster Sauce

Ingredients:
500 grams squid, cut into serving pieces
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon calamansi juice
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 thumb sized ginger, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
chopped spring onion for garnishing

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Marinate squid with soy sauce, calamansi juice and white pepper for 15 minutes. Drain.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then sauce ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Add squid then stir cook until almost dry over high heat.
3. Add oyster sauce then stir until well coated.
4. Add some onion leaves then serve on a plate.

Pansit Palabok with Squid

Filipino Style Recipe: Pansit Palabok with Squid is popular noodle dish in the Philippines. Pansit palabok is made of pansit bihon served palabok sauce made of shrimp juice, annatto water, flour and fish sauce. Topped with squid, tinapa flakes, sliced hard-boiled eggs, and chicharon.

Ingredients:
500 grams rice or cornstarch noodles (bihon), I used HOBE special palabok
8 pieces calamansi, sliced
spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Sauce:
200 grams ground pork
annatto water(dilute 1 tablespoon annatto seeds in 1/4 cup hot water)
1/2 cup flour or cornstarch(dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
2 pieces onions, chopped
1 shrimp cube(Bouillon cube)
3 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste

Toppings:
500 grams squid, clean and cut into rings
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion,chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1/2 cup smoked fish(tinapa)(fried and flakes)
1/2 cup chicharong baboy, ground

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Add squid, soy sauce and vinegar then stir cook over high heat until the sauce reduced.
3. Add oyster sauce then cook until almost dry. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil saute onion then add ground pork. Cook until brown.
2. Pour water, annato water, shrimp cube and dissolved cornstarch. Continue stirring until thicken.
3. Season with fish sauce and pepper according to taste. Keep warm and set aside.

Part 3
1. Cook pasta according to package instruction. Drain and transfer to serving plate.

Part 4
1. Pour the sauce on top then arrange squid over the sauce.
2. Sprinkle with ground chicharon, tinapa flakes and spring onions then serve with calamansi.

Relyenong Pusit

Ingredients:
1 kilo large size squid, wash and clean
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 raw eggs
1/4 cup flour
oil for frying

Stuffing:
200 grams ground pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 small carrots, minced
sugar, salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce and lemon juice then marinate squid for at least 30 minutes.

Part 2
1.In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and tomato.
2. Add ground pork then stir cook for 5 minutes or until light brown.
3. Add soy sauce and ground pepper then cook for 10 minutes. Add a little water if necessary.
4. Add carrots then simmer for another 3 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning with sugar and salt according to taste then cook until nearly dry. Set aside.

Part 3
1. Stuff squid with ground pork mixture then close the ends with toothpicks.
2. Dip stuffed squid into beaten egg then roll in flour.

Part 4
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then deep fry each squid until golden brown. Drain.
2. Transfer into serving plate then glaze with your favorite sauce.

Grilled Garlic Squid

Filipino Style Recipe: Grilled Garlic Squid a simple yet delicious dish that doesn’t require much ingredients. The squid marinated, grilled and cooked in soy sauce, lemon juice, soda, pepper and garlic. Avoid to overcook the squid because it will become rubbery texture and tough.

Ingredients:
1 kilo medium-sized fresh squid
1 cup soda (sprite or 7-up)
1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons grind pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. To clean the squid, pull the head and remove the plastic-like cartilage.
2. Then push the head in, popping out the hard “beak” and discard it.
3. Wash the squid very well under running water.

Part 2.
1. In a bowl, combine squid and all the ingredients then marinate for at least 1 hour.

Part 3
1. Grill the squid for 3 minutes, use the marinade sauce for basting. Set aside.

Part 4
1. In a pan, simmer marinade until the sauce reduced.
2. Add squid then stir cook for another minute.(Don’t overcooked, squid will become tough).
3. Transfer to serving bowl then serve. Enjoy!

Seafood Three-Cheese Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: Seafood Three-Cheese Pasta is a simple yet delicious seafood-pasta dish that is made of seafood cooked together with Three-Cheese pasta sauce and herbs. Toss together in pasta then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 4 persons

Ingredients:
250 grams spinach spaghetti or any pasta
200 grams shrimps, peeled and deveined
300 grams squid, cut into rings
1 pack Three-Cheese Pasta Sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
2 pieces tomatoes, cut into cubed
1/8 cup pasta water
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.
2. Reserve 1/8 cup pasta water. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add shrimp and squid then cook for 3 minutes.
3. Pour pasta water and Three-cheese pasta sauce.
4. Season with dried basil, salt and pepper then simmer until almost thickens.
5. Toss in pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve!

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.