How to Eat Calamari. Calamari is a fantastic seafood appetizer that can be made salty, spicy, or seasoned in a variety of ways. Calamari, known as squid, is usually fried with batter and then you can eat it with different sauces. Many restaurants choose to have this type of popular appetizer on their menus since it is easy to make and is a great start to any entrée.
Things You'll Need
- Cooking oil
- Frying pan
- Sea salt
- Ground pepper
Buy approximately 1 pound squid that is trimmed, clean and sliced. Also make sure you have a third cup of cornstarch, some fresh ground pepper, a few lemons for flavour on hand for this dish. You will also need 2 cups of vegetable oil for frying.
Batter the squid with the cornstarch, add the rest of the flavorings, and place in a pan. Add sea salt and freshly ground pepper onto the calamari. Turn the calamari over in the pan to prevent them from getting burnt. Fry them in this batter and oil until light golden brown.
Cut the lemons that you have purchased into wedges and place them on the plate when you are going to serve them to your guests. A squeezed lemon is always an excellent touch when you eat seafood.
Serve the calamari to your guests with cocktail sauce, horseradish and spicy brown mustard. They can choose from any of these sauces to add flare to their calamari appetizer.
Take your own portion and enjoy the lemon flavoring. Eat with a fork and chew each piece of squid completely for full enjoyment.