Grilled Calamari

Grilled Calamari

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20 m
Calories: 94
6 people

Grilled calamari is incredibly easy to prepare! Low in calories and rich in nutrients, did you know that squid has more calcium than milk? In addition to vitamin A and B3 and many proteins. If you like seafood and shellfish recipes, this is a very simple one. On this website, we show you how to prepare these grilled calamari.

Calories and nutrients that calamari provide

These cephalopod mollusks provide 80 calories per serving and 16 grams of protein. Its fat content is low 1.40 grams and it does not provide hardly any carbohydrates, 0.70 grams. These mollusks have a good dose of vitamin A, 77 ug, in addition to vitamin B3, 7 mg and vitamin B12. The high content of calcium stands out, they have 144 milligrams, compared to 125 mg that milk has.

Ingredients for Grilled Calamari for 6 people

  • Fresh or frozen squid - 6 units
  • Cloves of garlic - 4 units
  • Chopped parsley - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt - to taste
  • Lemon juice - half a lemon

How to make the recipe Grilled Calamari

  1. If you use clean and cut calamari, you save a step, however fresh calamari, although you have to clean it, has more aroma and flavor. Before preparing any recipe with calamari you have to clean them, I'll tell you the steps.
  2. The first thing is to use rubber gloves as this way the squid, which is quite slippery, does not slip out of our hands. Stretch the squid's tentacles well outwards and remove the skin by pulling backwards, and turn them over. Now you can take out what we call 'the feather' which looks like it's made of plastic.
  3. Rinse the squid under the tap and drain. Separate the tentacles from the head and make a cut just below the eyes. Remove the viscera and also the ink (you can use it for recipes such as black rice). Remove the eyes and also the little ball that the head area has. Now that they are clean, you can cut them into rings or leave them whole as the recipe asks.
  4. Once the calamari is clean, we are going to put a liter of water to heat and a teaspoon of salt. When the water begins to boil, add the calamari and let them blanch for 5 minutes. After this time, remove the calamari and let them drain well.
  5. Dry the calamari well, and when the oil is hot, add them to the pan and brown them on both sides for approximately 5 minutes. Remove the calamari and cut the garlic and parsley finely. Add the garlic to the pan and brown for a minute, then remove it from the pan with the oil and mix it with the parsley and a little salt.
  6. When plating, place the calamari in a dish and pour the oil with the garlic and parsley, finish with a little lemon juice.

Notes and Tips

Did you like the recipe? If you want, you can see others like the one for octopus a feira or Galician style.

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