Spicy charred calamari

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

15 min

Serves

3

Spicy charred calamari

Spicy charred calamari recipe
Photo by Roberto Caruso


Ingredients

  • 3 frozen whole squid , about 600 g, thawed and cleaned
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili-garlic sauce
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup fried crispy shallots , optional

Instructions

  • Preheat barbecue to medium-high.
  • Pat squid dry with paper towels. Leaving one seam on each squid body intact, use clean kitchen shears to cut 1/2-in.-wide rings horizontally. (It will look like a row of rings held together by one seam.) Toss squid with oil, chili-garlic sauce and salt in a medium bowl until coated.
  • Oil grill, then barbecue squid, until slightly charred and just tender, 1 to 2 min per side. Serve with shallots and Asian noodle salad.

Shopping Tip

Crispy shallots can be found in the Asian aisle of most supermarkets.

Indoor Grilling Tip

Heat a grill pan over high. Lightly spray with oil, then add squid. Grill until squid is cooked but still tender, about 1 min per side.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 252,
  • Protein
  • 25 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9 g,
  • Fat
  • 12 g,
  • Sodium
  • 244 mg.
Wine Pairings

SPICY SQUID | FRUITY BLEND
Fruity and flowery, this California white is almost too easy to love. Its bold citrus and tropical flavours elevate the Spicy Charred Calamari, while a hint of sweetness counters the hot chili and garlic.
Big House White, California, $13.

Serve over Asian noodle salad.