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GRILLED CALAMARI SALAD

This salad is one that has flavor that will knock your socks off. A little effort, but worth the time.



This is the place to get out of the rut using just potatoes in your latkes. Mixing the vegetable up a little gives you not only a brightly colored latke, but a whole new level of flavor. Just remember these are for the Holiday Season!


RECIPE PRINTED FROM: THEGUTSYGOURMET.NET©

INGREDIENTS:  Serves  4

• 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, washed and dried

• 1 lemon

• ¼ tsp. crushed red-pepper flakes

• 1 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped

• 1 lb. fresh squid (tubes and heads and tentacles), cleaned (remove beaks, eyes, innards, and ink sacs,
   or have your fishmonger do it for you) 

• ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 
5 radishes, washed
• 
Salt and pepper to taste
• 
Chile oil, optional
• Optional salad fixings,  see COOK'S NOTES**

DIRECTIONS:

1.   Chop 2 tablespoons of parsley.  Zest and finely chop half a lemon. Place in mixing bowl with
      crushed pepper and rosemary.

2.   Add squid, and toss with enough olive oil to coat. Marinate overnight or at least 1 hour. Thinly
      slice radishes with mandolin. Place them in a large bowl, and toss with remaining parsley leaves,
      juice from lemon, salt and pepper, and a splash of olive oil.  Set aside. 

3.  Over high heat, grill calamari  including the tentacles on a cast-iron grill pan**SEE COOK'S NOTE.
     Press down on the squid with a weight to get "grill marks".   After approximately 3 minutes, flip
     and finish cooking for 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from pan; toss squid in bowl with radishes and
     parsley to catch the cooking juices. 

4.   Remove squid from bowl, slice into rings, return rings and tentacles to bowl. Divide into 4 portions,
      serve on plates garnished with a drizzle of chile oil or extra-virgin olive oil.

COOKS NOTE* 
The squid can be grilled on a gas or charcoal barbecue.  Use a wire grilling pan,  or carefully grill just long enough for grill marks to appear.

COOKS NOTE**
You can use your imagination for your salad.  Use sliced avocados,  manadarin oranges,  raw
mushrooms,  micro-greens.  Just don't over-dress the salad, and keep it a simple lemon juice
and a very good extra virgin olive oil.

NOTE: THE VIDEO BELOW MIGHT BE OF HELP
The video is not of this actual recipe,  but is a very good guide for the preparation and possibly for
alternative ingredients.

            
How to Prepare Calamari Salad ✯ Watch more Videos at Vodpod.


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