Thursday, November 22, 2007

Squid ... Frittered away

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A few weeks back, I had asked for a few suggestions on making squid as I was planning to get them from the market and cook them. Apart from one from Angela, nothing poured in, making me think that perhaps squid wasn't in these days ( I know i'm kidding on this one).
Determination is one thing that is in great quantities especially when it has to do with cooking seafood ... I just love it. So I surfed a few pages and came across this nice one on the food network web page ( you can see the original recipe here). It has featured on the food911 program by Tyler Florence, and I decided to try it out. I've always loved the Food network and it was my staple when I working in the US.
Made a few changes, very few can see them down here:

Squid, cleaned - 250 gm
Milk - 3/4 Cup
Egg - 1 No.
basil leaves, dried - 2 Tsp
Curry Powder - 1 Tsp
Oil, for frying
2 cups refined flour
2 teaspoons red chilli powder
Freshly ground black pepper


1. Cut the squids into rings.

2. Mix the milk, egg, curry powder,black pepper powder and dried basil in a bowl with a fork.
3. Put the squid rings in this egg- milk mixture and chill for 10-15 minutes.
4. Heat oil in a wok for frying.
5. Mix the flour and red chilli powder in a plate; season with a fair amount of salt.
6. Dab the squidin the seasoned flour to coat.
7. Fry for 3 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
8. Once done, drain on paper towels.
9. Serve immediately with mayo dip.

Mayo Dip:
1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tblsp Tabasco Chipotle Sauce
4 garlic clove,finely chopped
3 Shallots, finely chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced
Parsley,dried - 2 Tsp

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix.
2. Chill for 15 minutes.
3. Serve as a dipping sauce with the squid.


Srivalli said...

Though I have never tried cooking other than fish...this does look good

Nags said...

tasted squid once and didnt like the rubbery texture. but ur pic is to die for :)

Gaurav said...

Hey thanks Srivalli and Nags ...Squid tastes good..probably would have been overdone...just like prawns, if they are overdone, they taste rubbery. Try frying them for a minute or two in hot oil.

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