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Old 03-03-2006, 07:10 AM   #1
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Need a new sauce for fried calamari

Hubby looooves his fried calamari; thought I'd surpise him with a new dipping sauce; in the past, I've used a simple marinara; a sort of tapanade of roasted tomato, garlic and basil; jalepeno tartar sauce; and one we use for coconut shrimp, of orange marmalade and horseradish.

Anyone have any other ideas? TIA!

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Old 03-03-2006, 08:31 AM   #2
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I personally do not like to use a dipping sauce with mine. I just go with a simple squirt of lemon.

I am not good with sauces so I am not going to be much help here, but maybe you could do something with lemongrass? What I do not know though.

Your orange marmalade and horseradish sounds excellent!
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:43 AM   #3
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Tx, GB - he does lemon and a sauce ; just thought I'd try to surprise him tonite - he's had a rough week!

The marmalade/horseradish I first had on some coconut shrimp years ago at a restaurant called Hemingway's on Hilton Head Island, SC. Was absolutely awesome! When I make it at home, I use about 1/2 cup of marmalade, add 1 or more tablespoons of horseradish and a little of the 'juice', and mix it up; depending on how hot you want it, of course. It's good with fried chicken fingers as well as shrimp.
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:47 AM   #4
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Thanks Marm. I can't wait to try that. I have some chicken fingers and horseradish in the fridge. All I need is the marmalade. This might be my dinner tonight
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:52 AM   #5
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Perhaps a lemon grass pesto-like sauce, served with pasta? Or a roasted red pepper & garlic pesto-like sauce.
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:36 AM   #6
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Roasted red pepper aioli.
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:44 AM   #7
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Oooh, ooh, Andy, you may have saved the day! And the pantry has everything I'd need TY!
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:48 AM   #8
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i might be too late but, marm, how about going asian, and using panko to bread the squid? then you could make a soy/ginger/garlic sauce, or a sweet chilli and cilantro sauce, and so on.

as far as regular breaded squid, i've made a tasty ranch dressing with chopped shallots and chives that was good.

or akin to gb's suggestion, lemon, garlic, celery, red onion viniagrette.
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i might be too late but, marm, how about going asian, and using panko to bread the squid? then you could make a soy/ginger/garlic sauce, or a sweet chilli and cilantro sauce, and so on.

as far as regular breaded squid, i've made a tasty ranch dressing with chopped shallots and chives that was good.

or akin to gb's suggestion, lemon, garlic, celery, red onion viniagrette.
I'm hungry. lol
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:20 AM   #10
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Bucky, the squiddies are already breaded ; but I have made 'em fresh with the panko before - love it! And he's really more of a gooey, mayo-ey, tartar sauce kinda guy, so I think I'll go w/something more in those lines.

Tx anyway!

Mish - come on over, I'm sure he'll share! But I might put you to work in the garden!
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