Calamari Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 30 MINUTES

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups calamari, sliced into rings (use tubes and tentacles)
  • 3/4 cup mild banana pepper, sliced
  • 3/4 cup large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped

Preparation

For Squid:

 

Clean and soak calamari in buttermilk for 2 hours before cooking. Drain well in a large mixing bowl. Dredge squid with flour until each ring separates easily from others. Put in sifter and shake off excess flour. Fry until golden brown. DO NOT OVERCOOK!

 

Sauce:

 

Start with 1 Tbsp butter over medium heat. When butter is melted, add peppers and tomatoes. Deglaze with lemon juice. Add remaining butter and scallions. Toss. Add calamari and toss. Serve.

Calamari

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