Marinated Calamari

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Jubes

This calamari is so juicy and tender. The squid is tenderised by overnight soaking in milk. Tossed in flour and deep fried. Serve with a squeeze of lemon and a salad on the side. Any quantities of squid can be used for this recipe- just adjust ingredient amounts to suit.

Top Review by Peter J

Mmmmm! I prepared exactly as described, the thing I loved about the long marination time was that it allowed it do be deep-fried a little longer than I'd normally do which gave a great crispness to the flour coating while remaining tender on the inside. Only change I made was the number of servings, the two of us had no problems devouring the full quantity it was so good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slcie the squid into rings and place in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Cover the squid with milk (use more or less as required. Add garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours (or at least overnight).
  3. Drain the calamari and discard the milk. Pat dry with kitchen paper.
  4. Toss calamari in flour. I use a large plastic bag to do this.
  5. Deep fry until golden. Serve hot.
  6. Do not overcook the calamari as it may toughen.
  7. NOTE: Cooking time does not include overnight marination time.

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