Clay's Kitchen : Cephalopod Recipes (Squid and Octopus Recipes)

Cephalopod Recipes (Squid and Octopus Recipes)

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Recipe from: cookiedog
Servings: 4 to 6

I watched Paula Deen make this on TV today and it is on my list of recipes to make- Soon! Time does not include 2 hours inactive prep time while calamari soaks in buttermilk.

2 cups calamari, sliced into rings—use tubes and tentacles
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
salt and pepper
oil, for frying
2 tablespoons whole butter
¾ cup sliced mild banana pepper
¾ cup large diced tomato
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ cup chopped scallion

Clean and soak calamari in buttermilk for 2 hours before cooking. Drain well. Season flour with salt and pepper. Dredge calamari with flour until each ring separates easily from others. Put in sifter and shake off excess flour. Heat oil and fry calamari until golden brown. Do not overcook!

Start with 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. When butter is melted, add peppers and tomatoes. Deglaze with lemon juice. Add remaining butter and scallions. Toss. Add calamari and toss. Serve

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