How to Cook Calamari – Australian Style
What was my very favorite thing I ate when I was in Australia?
If I was pinned down to have to answer this, I would say it was the calamari!
I’d never had calamari any differently than the breaded and fried version, as you would get at Olive Garden here in America.
They don’t make it like this in Aussieland, unless you go to a fish & chips shop…No, No, No!
Otherwise, they’ll skin the squid and take out it’s inner “bone”. Then, you can either leave it whole or slice it, as they do to deep fry them. Don’t forget that you can also eat the tentacles! Yum!
However, instead of deep frying it, they throw it on the BBQ or the griddle part of the BBQ. (Most Aussies have a really impressive barbeque at home), lightly coated in a flavorless oil, such as canola.
It only takes 1-2 minutes to be done, as with calamari, you either cook it really quickly, or stew it for a very long time in order to keep it soft when you eat it.
Otherwise, it will get very rubbery. Although, being such a squid fan as I am, I don’t even mind the rubbery kind…I just love the flavor!
Sprinkle it with a bit of lemon and you’re in serious calamari heaven! No, really!
I could live on this stuff…and we did when I lived there – at least once a week.
I hope you enjoyed this Australian food post on Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…
Kimberly Edwards 🙂
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