Rhode Island Calamari, Large, Tubes & Tentacles (2.5 pounds)
Rhode Island, unofficially known as the “squid capital of the world” is home to some of the best quality calamari in the US. Our Rhode Island Calamari is a top quality product that has a perfectly tender texture and a delicate sweet flavor.
Calamari is a type of seafood that comes from the squid family, and it is a popular dish in many parts of the world, particularly in Mediterranean and East Asian cuisines. The word “calamari” is actually derived from the Italian word for “squid”.
Calamari can be prepared in a variety of ways, including grilling, sautéing, baking, and frying. When it is prepared as a fried dish, it is often served with a dipping sauce, such as marinara sauce, aioli, or tartar sauce.
In addition to being delicious, calamari is also a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is low in fat and calories, making it a healthy choice for those who are watching their weight or trying to maintain a balanced diet.
Calamari is also versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, such as pasta dishes, salads, and stir-fries. It is often paired with other seafood, such as shrimp or scallops, or with vegetables, such as peppers and onions.
Overall, calamari is a delicious and nutritious seafood dish that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
Classic Fried Rhode Island Calamari
- 1 pound squid, cleaned and sliced into rings
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Lemon wedges, for serving
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs.
- Dip the squid rings into the milk and egg mixture, and then coat them in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
- Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 375°F.
- Working in batches, carefully add the squid rings to the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried calamari from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
- Serve the fried calamari hot with lemon wedges on the side.