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Stir Fried Calamari

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The words squid and squeamish starts with the same 3 letters. That’s a problem. To encounter less trouble with the squeamish and generally frail people of this world, jazz this dish up immediately by calling it Calamari – the Italian name for squid. This recipe has two parts – you can serve it right after you’ve deep-fried it, or stir-fry again with even more exciting flavors!
Ingredients
For the squids
  Squid 1
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon (mixture of black and white pepper)
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  White flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Corn starch 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)
For the stir fry
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Green onions 2 Medium, chop (cut long on the diagonal)
  Green chilies 2 Small, chop (cut long on the diagonal)
  Ginger peice 1 Small, julienned
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), slice
For the garnish
  Fresh cilantro 1 Tablespoon, chop
  Lemon 1⁄2 Medium, wedged
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Clean and cut open flat, scored and cut the squids into triangles.
2. Diagonally cut the green onions, green chilies, cut the ginger in julienne and thinly slice the garlic, set aside.
3. Finely chop the cilantro, set aside.
4. In a mixing bowl combine the squid, black and white pepper, chili powder, and garlic powder, salt to taste, cornstarch and flour. Mix everything well until all the squids are well coated.
5. Preheat a wok with oil over medium heat.

MAKING
6. Deep fry the calamari into small batches do not over crowd, fry for less than 3 minutes.
7. Once done drain the excess oil in a paper towel, set the calamari aside.
8. In another clean wok pour 1 tablespoon of oil and over medium high heat sauté the ginger, garlic green chilies and stiry fry for ½ a minute.
9. Toss in Calamari and green onions and stir-fry for a final minute.

SERVING
10. Serve the stir fried calamari with a garnish of fresh cilantro and lemon wedge.

Things You Will Need
Wok

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Calamari
Restriction: 
High Protein, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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