I like fried calamari, too, but the best squid I've ever had was at Jimmy Buffet's in New Orleans. It was stir-fried, I guess, with strips of multicolored sweet and hot peppers...very spicy. It was in a translucent sauce of some kind...probably thickened with cornstarch.
My memory is not all that clear. We started out that morning with beer and oysters on the half-shell, had some mighty right gumbo, moved on to hurricanes, went back to our room at the Bourbon Orleans and cleaned up, then more beer at an hors d'ouevre bar, shopping, bar-hopping, and finally Jimmy's Perfect Margarita. By the time I got to the calamari, everything was a little bit fuzzy.
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