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zmama 03-12-2010 20:39:56

Squid recipes!
 
Barbecued Squid with Hot Dipping Sauce (Squid Sate)

2 lb Squid, cut into rings
1 c Coconut milk
2 Cloves garlic, chopped
6 tb Fish sauce
3 tb Peanuts, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Cayenne to taste
1 ts Sugar

Coconut milk is easily made if you have a blender or food processor.

Boil 1 1/2 cups water. Pour it over 1 1/2 cups of fresh or dry grated coconut. Beat it in the food processor or blender for at least 1 minute. Strain it through a sieve or through cheesecloth. Marinate the squid for 1 hour in coconut milk to which you have added the garlic. Prepare the coals and skewer the squid.

To make the dipping sauce which makes this dish so distinctive, combine the fish sauce, peanuts, sugar, lime juice and the cayenne.

Grill the squid for about 3 minutes on one side. When brown, turn over and barbecue 3 minutes more.

Serve accompanied by the dipping sauce.

zmama 03-12-2010 20:41:29

Deep Fried Calamari

6 Squid; cleaned and bodies cut into rings
150 ml Single cream; (5fl oz)
3 Egg yolks
2 tb Freshly grated parmesan
2 tb Plain flour
1 Garlic clove; crushed
1 ts Dried oregano
Oil for deep-frying
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pour the cream into a large bowl and set in the egg yolks, cheese, flour, garlic and oregano to make a smooth batter. Season with freshly ground black pepper.

Heat enough oil in a deep pan for deep-frying. When hot enough the oil should be 160-180 degrees C (325-350 degrees F); a piece of bread dropped in the oil will sizzle and become golden brown in 30 seconds. Dip the squid rings and tentacles into the batter, one at a time and put into the oil.

Fry for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper and serve immediately, sprinkled with salt.


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