The Different Ways You Can Prepare Calamari

Chefs Special Calamari at Lago Bistro and Bar

There are many ways you can prepare that very special and mouth-water squid dish, and what it really takes is a little familiarity, imagination and creativity.

If you can’t think of any other way to put it though, here’s a list of calamari recipe twists that I am sure will get you imagining some more and spike that food creativity in you.

Fried Calamari

First you begin with the basic of preparing the calamari, frying. Depending on the results you want to achieve, you may need a candy/deep fry thermometer to guide you through frying the calamari to perfection. But the key to really making produce as crispy and delicious as it can be is to fry only a handful at a time. Thus, crowding the pan makes for the unwanted results. Here’s what you need and how you should carry out the preparation.

Once you mastered frying calamari, you can proceed with experimenting and adding your own twists and touches to it.


Yes, that buttermilk you love can be coupled with calamari and pack the recipe with macronutrients (like milk proteins, lipids and carbohydrates) and micronutrients (like mineral substances and vitamins). Dip squid rings into buttermilk and coat it with pepper and oregano-seasoned flour. Remember to fry in small batches to allow cooking of each squid ring evenly. Here’s the complete ingredients and directions.

Garlic Mayonnaise

Garlic and mayonnaise are both high-value supplementary ingredient and you can marry these two ingredients to offer your fried calamari a healthy and savory dip. What you need to is one-half clove of garlic and a hundred grams of best-quality mayonnaise, particularly the organic, mixed well. Here’s how you should go about preparing it.

Lemon juice

Perhaps the simplest, but health-benefits-loaded, twist that can be mentioned here is the addition of lemon juice to your fried calamari, regardless of how the frying was done. By just squeezing lemon juice onto your finished calamari, you brought in vitamin C, peristalsis-booster, citric acid, worm-destroyer, antibacterial properties, bioflavinoids, rutin and 22 anti-cancer compounds to the dish.

Tomato Sauce

As others believe, which I also agree, the secret to a healthy heart lies in a simple tomato sauce mixed and prepared with other health-boosting ingredients, such as onion, garlic, celery, carrots, pepper and many others. And guess what, you can complement your fried calamari with tomato sauce. Doing so will add more body-nourishing agents in it, make the dish even more healthy. Here’s how to prepare the tomato sauce.

Now it is up to you to add or discover more twists to the already toothsome fried calamari dish. Don’t be afraid to experiment with it. It’s the experience that brings us all to best recipes we can create.


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