The seafood lovers can’t resist trying out the most amazing and unique recipe for calamari rings. Below is a detailed description of the recipe.
You will find this dish primarily as appetizers in many restaurants. Every restaurant brings this dish with distinctive flavors and variations. Some cook this dish with basic coating materials, like all-purpose flour, egg, and crispy breadcrumbs. After tasting this dish, the coating part is challenging, and you must do it carefully. The coating is very delicate and can lose its binding when frying it.
Also, make sure to use crispy and dried breadcrumbs. The fresh and soft bread makes the rings very soft and soggy. You won’t like the softly coated rings. For this dish, the main ingredients are the squids. These squids are readily available at a very economical rate. But you can buy these frozen, ready-to-cook forms if you doubt their cleanliness. Therefore, the ready-to-cook calamari will be a better option for the rapid cooking of this dish.
Recipe for calamari rings
- Calamari squids 1lb
- Buttermilk 2 cups
- Cornmeal ¼ cups
- Baking powder ½ teaspoon
- All-purpose flour ¼ cups
- Black pepper powdered 1/8 teaspoon
- Chopped garlic
- Oil 2 cups
- Onion powder ½ teaspoon
- Paprika powder ½ teaspoon
- Dingolay hot sauce
For my recipe, I have used buttermilk. I have used these ingredients to make the calamari soft. Also, it will help the batter to stick to the squid. In addition, the milk will remove the odor of the seafood. Secondly, the purpose of using the flour will make the calamari tender. In this recipe, you can use variations to the dish. One more chance you could do to this step is that dip the calamari in the eggs. This step will make your squids bind completely, and the coating will be uniform.
- It’s better to use fresh calamari rather than frozen ones. For the frozen ones, you will have to defrost these first
- Firstly, take the whole calamari, which includes its legs too.
- Then, take a big bowl, and put these into it
- Afterward, cover the calamari squids with the buttermilk
- Make sure it has completely immersed into the milk
- Instead of using the buttermilk, you can even use the standard full cream milk too
- Now, gently rub the calamari in the milk so that it becomes soft later on
- You can keep the squids in the milk for more than 3 hours
- Moreover, you can add the garlic cloves to the buttermilk
- This step is required if you want to give flavor to the milk
- Now dip your calamari squid in the coating
- You are required to repeat this step twice to ensure the coating has perfectly stuck to the calamari
- After 3 hours, you will take the flour and cornmeal
- Then, you will have to combine the spices
- Add baking powder to it
- Take out the calamari from the milk
- With a fork, you will have to place the rings into the dried mixture
- Make sure you don’t cover the rings in too much batter
- Repeat this step two times so that your calamari will stick the coating
- Afterward, take a pan with heated oil
- Place your rings at a little distance from each other
- Turn their side upside down once you see one side color has become golden
- When both sides are of the same golden color
- Remove these into a platter
- Dip the calamari rings in this hot sauce
Side dish with this dish
You can find a variety of dishes to have with this dish. The easiest recipes that go with this dish are salads. Here, you will find simple and few ingredients to prepare the salads. You can choose between vegetables, peas, nuts, fruits, noodles, and fruits. Also, you will use condiments for seasonings too.
Take boiled potatoes and mash them. Then, you will have to add mustard sauce, sour cream, mayonnaise, boiled eggs, herbs, spices, and onion. After mixing your ingredients, your salad is ready. This salad is one of the best combinations with the calamari squid dish.
You can also have steamed rice, noodles and nuts salad, creamy risotto, tartar sauce, coleslaw, Hawaiian salad, roasted potatoes, lemon wedges, etc.
Dingolay Hot sauce
Although, you would find and use many sauces and dips with your dish. But what can make your dish special is the Dingolay hot sauces? It is not like a typical hot sauce that you usually have but more than a hot sauce. You will be amazed to taste the Jamaican scotch bonnet peppers with extraordinary hot and sweet flavors. You can get these in three flavors, two of which are fruit flavored and one is the original one.
Calamari rings are no doubt an easy dish enriched with flavors. This snack will provide you with health benefits. You will like the crunchy coating and softness of the snack. If you pair this sauce with hot sauces you will get the flavorsome taste.