Cajun Calamari

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Apr. 28, 2014

In this video I show you how to properly cook Calamari, so it turns out perfect, and tender! If you can't find squid in your area, it can be purchased at most Asian markets, and online as well. I used a Cajun seasoning in this video made by Frog Bone Cajun Sauces, to give it a Cajun kick, and it was delicious!


Calamari 1 Pound
Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
All purpose seasoning 2 Tablespoon (Frog Bone)
Grapeseed oil 4 Cup (64 tbs) (For deep frying)
For coating mix
All purpose seasoning 4 Tablespoon (Frog bone)
Masa di harina 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Fine cornflour)
All purpose flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1. Clean Calamari by removing its inner gizzard, wings and skin. Clean the tentacles. 

2. Slice calamari into 1/4 inch rings.  

3. Mix 2 tablespoon all purpose seasoning into buttermilk. Soak calamari in buttermilk for about two hours.

4. Heat oil in deep fryer to about 375 F.



5. Mix fine cornflour with all purpose flour and all purpose seasoning to make coating mix.

6. Coat the squids in coating mix and deep fry for not more than 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.



7. Serve fried calamaris with a marinara sauce and lemon slices.


Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 2 Minutes
Ready In: 2 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 604Calories from Fat 245

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.1%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 61 mg2.54%

Total Carbohydrates 65 g21.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 28 g56%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet