Thursday, September 5, 2013

Inspire me Monday # 5 Cooking with Magic - Crunchy Calamares

Posted by Michie Scott at 10:43 AM

You will need:

500 g

squid, cleaned and cut into rings

3 pcs

calamansi, juiced

1 - 8g sachet


1/2 cup

all-purpose flour

2 cups

vegetable oil, for frying

Tomato Sauce:

1/4 cup

olive oil

1 pc

small onion, small diced

4 cloves

garlic, minced

6 pcs

canned tomato, seeded and chopped

1/3 cup


1 - 8g sachet


2 tsp

white sugar

1 Tbsp

minced flat-leaf parsley

Garlic Dip:

1 cup


4 cloves

garlic, minced

1 Tbps


1/4 pc

lemon, juiced

1 1/2 tsp


1/4 tsp

freshly ground white pepper

Servings: 2-4

Directions :

For the Tomato Sauce, heat olive oil in a sauce pan and sauté onion, garlic and tomatoes. Add water, season with MAGGI MAGIC SARAP and sugar and simmer for 10minutes or until thick.

Remove from heat, stir in parsley and puree in a blender until smooth. Check seasoning. Transfer into a serving bowl and set aside.

To prepare Garlic Dip, combine mayonnaise, garlic, sugar and lemon juice. Season with MAGGI MAGIC SARAP and pepper. Mix well. Check seasoning and set aside.

Season squid with MAGGI MAGIC SARAP and marinate in calamansi juice for 5 minutes.

Preheat oil in a wide pan for deep frying.

Coat well with flour and fry in batches for 1 minute over high heat.

Serve immediately with the Garlic Dip and Tomato Sauce on the side.

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Lisa Isabella Russo on September 5, 2013 at 1:12 PM said...

I'm a vegetarian, but my boyfriend would love those! You recipe is so beautifully laid out and photographed.

Michie Scott on September 6, 2013 at 9:49 AM said...

Thanks a lot Lisa,thanks for visiting my site too.

Tina on September 10, 2013 at 5:06 AM said...

Wow! That looks fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing!
Tina from

Michie Scott on September 10, 2013 at 9:29 AM said...

hi Tina,thanks for dropping by.

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