By Julesong on April 10, 2005
Photo by I'mPat
Photo by I'mPat
"This recipe - which works as either a main dish or appetizer - is a result of combining some different "Salt and Pepper Squid" recipes that I hadn’t made before. I was aiming for the taste I’d had in a Seattle sushi place, but didn’t quite achieve it. On the other hand, my husband and I loved these anyhow, so I decided to write up the recipe so that I – and others – can duplicate it in the future. These are as good as any calamari I’ve gotten in restaurants! The first time we made them we gobbled them down so fast that I forgot to take a photo... :)"
Serving Size: 1 (373 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"Yesterday we took our new (well second hand upgrade on the old runabout) for a 1/2 day out and well we had to wet a line but no fish but the squid were about and we caught a large and a small one - I used the small one which once cleaned (didn't catch the DH in time while he was cleaning but the tentacles ended up in the bait bucket) so in flaps and hood on the small squid I had just over 4 oz. so I made a half recipe as an entree for the DH and I and we thoroughly enjoyed but both agreed we would try one change and that is to use cornflour/cornstarch for the flour to give a slightly more crispy taste but the flavours were wonderful and the DH and I were both thinking hmmm maybe we should have used the other large squid. We served it very simply with lemon wedges. Thank you Julesong."
"Fall is squid jigging season here in the Puget Sound, and our fishing household brings home loads of fresh squid. This is just one of the ways we like to make them. Do try to use Szechuan peppercorns, if you can, because their flavor is so unique and great in this dish. Wonderful flavor!"
"Excellent calamari. I was sure I had some szechuan peppercorns, but didn't so had to omit those. I used a teaspoon of garlic salt in place of some of the sea salt and garlic powder. Dipped them in sriracha spiked aioli. "