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Parmesan-crusted Calamari Kebabs

Yield Makes 2 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cleaned calamari tubes (about 15 )
  • 30 (6-inch) wooden skewers
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup panko*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • Roasted Red Pepper and Basil Sauce

How to Make It

  1. Slice tubes in half lengthwise. Thread onto skewers. Combine cheese and next 4 ingredients in a shallow dish. Brush egg white lightly over squid. Dredge squid into breadcrumb mixture.

  2. Place skewers on a lightly greased rack in a broiler pan. Broil calamari 5 1/2 inches from heat 2 to 4 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Basil Sauce.

  3. *Panko, or Japanese breadcrumbs, is available in Asian or gourmet grocery stores.