Sauteed Calamari with Mint and Lime

Sauteed Calamari with Mint and Lime

To release the lovely minty aroma from the mint leaves, clap once while the leaves are in your palms. This action will subtly bruise the leaves to releases the aromatics.

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Sauteed Calamari with Mint and Lime

Recipe by Lonno LodgeCourse: Starters
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

Avoid overcrowding the pan when sautéing the calamari. If there’s too many calamari in the pan, there won’t be enough space to sear the surfaces of the calamari. If you’re making a larger portion and can’t cook the calamari comfortably in the pan, don’t hesitate to cook them in smaller batches. To release the lovely minty aroma from the mint leaves, clap once while the leaves are in your palms. This action will subtly bruise the leaves to releases the aromatics.

Ingredients

  • 300g of Calamari

  • Lime juice, as needed

  • Zest from half a lime

  • Lemon juice, as needed

  • 10 Fresh mint leaves

  • 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Salt

Directions

  • Rinse the squid under cool running water. Drain thoroughly and gently pat dry with paper towel. Cut the squid into 1 cm thick rings and leave the tentacles whole.
  • In a non-stick frying pan, heat 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil in pan over high heat.
  • Pat calamari with paper towel again to remove any residual moisture. Place into hot pan and sauté for three minutes or until they begin to shrivel and become opaque.
  • While calamari are cooking in the pan, wash mint leaves in cool running water and use paper towel to dry them thoroughly.
  • Add salt to calamari to taste and sauté for another 30 seconds. Turn off heat.
  • Transfer calamari into a bowl and season with remaining olive oil, add lime and lemon juice to taste. Add grated zest and mint leaves. Toss and serve.

Notes

  • This recipe is part of our renown “The Charming Lonno Lodge Cookbook” that you can download for free or purchase as a printed copy on Amazon.