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Chilli calamari salad recipe

The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Chilli calamari salad  Recipe. Enjoy Christmas Collection Recipes and learn how to make Chilli calamari salad.

This calamari salad would make an excellent starter for a casual Christmas Day barbecue.

Ingredients (serves 12)

2 long red chillies, deseeded, finely chopped
2 small red chillies, deseeded, finely chopped
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 large lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
100ml extra-virgin olive oil
3kg whole small calamari hoods (see tip), cleaned, tentacles reserved
100g rocket, to serve


1. Place chillies, green onions, garlic, 1/4 cup lemon juice, vinegar and 1/3 cup oil in a large ceramic bowl. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.

2. Score inside flesh of calamari hoods in a criss-cross pattern and cut crossways into thick strips. Place calamari strips and tentacles in a bowl. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil.

3. Preheat a greased barbecue plate on high heat. Add calamari strips and tentacles. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes each side or until curled and just cooked through. Add to chilli marinade. Leave to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes (or longer in the fridge).

4. Arrange rocket on serving plates. Spoon over calamari and chilli marinade. Serve.

Tip: You can buy calamari already cleaned. You will need 1.5kg for this recipe.

Super Food Ideas - December 2006, Page 18
Recipe by Annette Forrest

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