Fried Calamari with Roasted Garlic and Lime Aïoli

Fried Calamari with Roasted Garlic and Lime Aïoli Recipe
Start with a package of frozen calamari, fry in peanut oil, and serve with a flavorful garlic and lime mayonnaise mixture for an impressive appetizer. 


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1 (2.5-pound) package frozen, cleaned calamari (tubes and tentacles), thawed
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Peanut oil


Cut calamari tubes into 1/4-inch-thick rings; pat dry with paper towels. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge rings and tentacles, in batches, in flour mixture.

Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 365°. Fry calamari, in batches, 2 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with Roasted Garlic and Lime Aïoli.

Note: You can use frozen and sliced squid packaged without tentacles.