Salt and Pepper Calamari

Total Time:
22 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
12 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Calamari:
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds calamari, cleaned, tubes cut into 1/4-inch-thick rings
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1/2 -inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
Directions
  • For the calamari: In a large heavy-bottomed skillet, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat to 360 degrees F.

  • In a large bowl, stir together the cornstarch and flour with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Toss the squid in the cornstarch, being sure to completely coat.

  • Working in batches, lift the squid from the cornstarch, shaking to remove any excess, and carefully place in the oil. Fry until lightly golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the oil and drain on a baking sheet lined with a brown paper bag. Repeat with the remaining squid.

  • For the dipping sauce: Combine the soy sauce, chili sauce, lime juice, garlic, scallions and ginger in a small bowl. Stir together and serve with the calamari.


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