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!
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
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
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encourage you to try cooking some Garlic Sauteed Calamares.
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