Garlic Sauteed Calamares

On this recipe I prefer to use the small wild caught squid. These type of squids are sweet and tender. It also cooks very fast but it can become rubbery when overcooked. Cleaning a squid is also not a big task,  on this dish a whole squid is used. You’ll just need to pull 2 things, the beak and the glass like cartilage from its back. Normally I can clean a kilo of squid in 5 minutes, I bet you can do it quicker.

I like the simple way of preparing this dish, it gives me a lot of time to do other task inside my galley. And the ingredients are the most basic things will find in your kitchen. I’m serving this to a mixed crew of Filipinos and Europeans, they all love it!

Garlic Sauteed Calamares Photo by Nino Almendra
Garlic Sauteed Calamares
Photo by Nino Almendra

Now on with the cooking…

Garlic Sauteed Calamares

Prep. time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: Very Easy

Good for 12 crew

You will need;

2 kgs. wild caught squid/calamares, clean and drain excess water in a colander.

4 Tbsp. olive oil

12 cloves  garlic, peeled and minced

2 Tbsp. fish sauce

1 Tbsp. sugar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup fresh chopped parsley

Direction;

Heat olive oil in a large pan.

Saute garlic until golden brown.

Add the squid/calamares and stir to cook evenly.

Pour in the fish sauce and sugar.

Season with salt and freshly grounded black pepper to taste.

Garnish with a cup of freshly chopped parsley.

Enjoy your meal !!! 😉

Here’s how I do it;

Cleaning the Squid/Calamares

I got this Frozen Wild Caught Squid during are previous provision at Goteborg, Sweden.
I got this Frozen Wild Caught Squid during are previous provision at Goteborg, Sweden.
Thaw it overnight inside the vegetable room.
Thaw it overnight inside the vegetable room.
Spread the tentacles and press the head to remove it's beak.
Spread the tentacles and press the head to remove it’s beak.
Cut a slit at the squid back and pull the cartilage.
Cut a slit at the squid back and pull the cartilage.
The Beak and Cartilage of a Squid. Drain excess water in a colander.
The Beak and Cartilage of a Squid.
Drain excess water in a colander.

Heat olive oil in a large pan.
Heat olive oil in a large pan.
Saute garlic until golden brown.
Saute garlic until golden brown.
Add the squid/calamares.
Add the squid/calamares.
Stir to cook evenly.
Stir to cook evenly.
Pour in the fish sauce.
Pour in the fish sauce.
Add the sugar.
Add the sugar.
Season with salt and freshly grounded black pepper to taste.
Season with salt and freshly grounded black pepper to taste.
Garnish with a cup of freshly chopped parsley.
Garnish with a cup of freshly chopped parsley.
Garlic Sauteed Calamares Photo by Nino Almendra
Garlic Sauteed Calamares
Photo by Nino Almendra
Garlic Sauteed Calamares Photo by Nino Almendra
Garlic Sauteed Calamares
Photo by Nino Almendra
Garlic Sauteed Calamares Photo by Nino Almendra
Garlic Sauteed Calamares
Photo by Nino Almendra
Garlic Sauteed Calamares Photo by Nino Almendra
Garlic Sauteed Calamares
Photo by Nino Almendra

Thanks alot for spending your precious time on my blog and hope this recipe

encourage you to try cooking some Garlic Sauteed Calamares.


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