Sunday, September 15, 2013

FRIED SQUID / CALAMARI / LULA


This is a simple recipe of fried squid with some spices. I saw these fresh and jumbo squid in the market and couldn't resist buying them. I prefer to buy the cleaned ones as it is a tedious process. In Brazil it is known as lula.

Ingredients:
Squid / calamari / lula .... 3-4  OR as needed
Garlic paste ........... 1 tsp
Lemon juice .......... 2 tbsps
Olive oil .............. 1 tbsp (Optional)
Oregano ............ 1 tsp
Red chilli powder .. as per your liking
Cumin powder  ... 1 tsp
Flour / maida ..... 2 tbsps
Salt ..... to taste
Oil ... to fry



Method:
1. Wash the squid and slit them on both the sides as shown in the image. This makes it look attractive.
2. Marinate them with lemon juice, salt, garlic, oregano and olive oil.
3. Remove them on a plate and sprinkle the red chillies and cumin powder on both sides.
4. Next you sprinkle the flour on them.
5. Heat oil in a pan and fry the squid for 3-4 minutes on each side.
6. Do not over fry them because the texture will become rubbery.
7. Alternately if you want to roast them on a hot iron griddle then you skip the flour part. Just remove from the marination and place them on the griddle turning sides. Should be done in 7-8 minutes.



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