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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mediterranean Style Calamari

Course Main Dishes
Prep. Time 30 mins
Cooking Time 10 mins
Refrigeration Time 2 - 3 hrs
Yields 8 servings

2 lb (1 Kg) fresh calamari (squid), prepared and sliced
2 cups (224 g) bread crumbs

Choice of lettuce leaves
Lime quarters
Freshly ground pepper
Tzatziki sauce

Mediterranean Sauce:
1/2 cup (114 g) melted butter
1/3 cup (75 ml) lime juice
1/4 tsp (1 ml) garlic powder
1/4 tsp (1 ml) ground white pepper

In large bowl or glass dish, combine calamari and Mediterranean Sauce. Mix well. Marinate for 2 to 3 hours in refrigerator. Place bread crumbs in large bowl. Lightly dip each calamari piece in bread crumbs and place on platter.

In large skillet, heat generous amount of butter. When butter is very hot, sauté calamari on all sides for a total of 10 minutes. Drain calamari on paper towels. Cover bottom of large platter with lettuce leaves. Place calamari on lettuce. Pepper to taste and serve with lime quarters and tzatziki sauce.

Mediterranean Sauce:
In bowl, mix well all ingredients.

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