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Old 08-22-2006, 11:49 PM   #11
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hmmm
marinara or fra diavolo??

i'm not a fan oh Thai personally
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:55 AM   #12
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Battered is the best way to eat Calamari.. love it!
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:17 PM   #13
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Look in the frozen food seafood counter for squid.
Just cut into rings, lightly flour and fry in deep fat for 30 seconds.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:21 PM   #14
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oooo
that sounds great
i just dont know where i can get calamari around here
I live near Sacramento, California and most supermarkets do not carry fresh calamari but most have it in the freezer section. I find it frozen in boxes of about 3 to 4 lbs. uncleaned in the frozen fish section (same place as frozen fish sticks and crab cakes). Thaw it, clean it and cook it.

It's one of my top favorite foods also.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:45 PM   #15
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I like it with a light beer batter....light lager and flour or, een lighter, corn flour...

There is a fish stall near where we are living in Milan that is still closed for the summer but I see they have calamari fritti which I can't wait to have.
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Old 08-23-2006, 02:55 PM   #16
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I LOVE calamari & cook it frequently. Believe it or not, our local Wal-Mart carries the really tiny (like 3" long) ones, which are FABULOUS sauteed & added to spicy pasta sauce, cream pasta sauce, or used in Thai & Vietnamese stirfries.

As far as frying them, Mario Batalli did a show where he said they're never batter-dipped in Italy when served fried, but rather just dusted with cornstarch, then fried quickly in olive oil, & served with nothing but squeezes of fresh lemon juice. I've tried this method & it's MUCH better than the battered stuff you get at restaurants.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:44 PM   #17
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I've seen calamari stuffed with garlic on this garlic cook off on Food Network Canada
but what else can you stuff it with?
I stuff it with spinach and garlic and grill it for 2 minutes on each side!
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:47 PM   #18
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Trader Joes and Safeway frequently have calamari steaks. The steaks are usually tenderized and can be cut into strips. If my Joy of Cooking wasn't in storage I'd post the lemon egg batter from Joy, it is awesome on calamari steaks.

I like the rings in a beer batter or just a tempura batter.
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:14 PM   #19
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I LOVE calamari & cook it frequently. Believe it or not, our local Wal-Mart carries the really tiny (like 3" long) ones, which are FABULOUS sauteed & added to spicy pasta sauce, cream pasta sauce, or used in Thai & Vietnamese stirfries.

As far as frying them, Mario Batalli did a show where he said they're never batter-dipped in Italy when served fried, but rather just dusted with cornstarch, then fried quickly in olive oil, & served with nothing but squeezes of fresh lemon juice. I've tried this method & it's MUCH better than the battered stuff you get at restaurants.

Ooo i'll have to look for that
There is a wal mart just up the street

i dont have a deep fryer
but if i covered them in flour and put them in some vegetable oil on high... would that work?
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:35 PM   #20
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Do a 'search' from the bar at the top of the page. I posted a Delia Smith recipe for tempura batter a while ago. Absolutely fool-proof.
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