Saturday, November 27, 2021

Homemade Calamari Nuggets

Prepare time: 45 mins
Cook: 15 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour
These fresh, Homemade Calamari Nuggets not only taste incredible, but they have many health benefits. Calamari is rich in protein, antioxidants, Vitamin B-12, potassium, iron, phosphorus, and copper. These nutrients are great for the health of your blood cells, bones, and immune system. Pair this delicious dish with a fresh salad or some homemade french fries or crusty white bread. These Calamari Nuggets will serve a family of four keeping them healthy and happy. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (500gm) Calamari
  • 3 Kaffir lime leaves, stems removed
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or chili powder
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp flour

Directions

1

Place calamari in the freezer till it is just about turning hard (freezing ensures it remains cold during blending later). Remove and cut into small pieces and place in a blender. Add salt and blend at high speed for 1 minute.

2

Add cayenne pepper, cornstarch, and flour and blend at medium speed for 1 minute. Remove from blender.

3

Cut Kaffir lime leaves into small pieces. Add to calamari mix along with sesame oil and stir into a paste.

4

Place the paste in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Then, remove the paste from the freezer and shape into nuggets with a spoon (dip the spoon in water to prevent sticking).

5

Cook either by grilling till brown (set grill to high) OR steaming till cooked (over boiling water).

6

Your Calamari Nuggets eady to serve!

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Jenny Low
Jenny is from Malaysia but lives in beautiful Melbourne Australia. When she isn't cooking up a storm in the kitchen, she enjoys spending the time to nurture her garden.
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