Dave's "No Recipe" Fried Calamari


  • Calamari
  • tempura batter (dry)
  • milk to tenderize
  • banana and jalapeño peppers
  • arugula
  • parmesan cheese
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt


  • Clean your calamari, cut tubes into circles.
  • Tenderize the circles by soaking in salted milk for one hour.
  • Mix a dry tempura batter with a tsp of baking powder.
  • Get your oil up to temperature, dredge your calamari in the tempura, and drop them in. Fry until golden brown.
  • Place the fried calamari on a nice plate of arugula. Garnish with banana and jalapeño peppers, freshly grated parmesan cheese, a little salt and red pepper flakes.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce such as marinara or a flavored aioli. As Dave would say, "You'll absolutely LOVE it!"
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