Calamari Steak Recipe

calamri steak recipe

You might be confused about what a Calamari steak is. Calamari steak is a flattened part of a large squid. It is a very healthy and clean source of lean protein. You might use it for your recipes if you are a seafood lover or if you want to try something new instead of traditional chicken, beef, or pork steaks. Calamari steak is not a very complex recipe to try and tastes best when served with lemon sauce or lemon wedges. In this blog, I will share with you a Calamari Steak Recipe that is extremely delicious.

The Secret to Calamari Steak Recipe

Calamari steak does not take a lot of time to prepare. It is a classic steak that gets its best taste when you ensure the quality of the products you are using. Calamari steak takes its unique flavor from being drenched in flavorful parmesan sauce and flour and then sauteing. The squids are also tenderized first, to mold the meat into steak. For tenderization, milk, and kosher salt are generally used.

Ingredients for Calamari Steak Recipe

This recipe does not need very fancy ingredients. The list of ingredients is simple and you might have most of them already in your kitchen. The remaining ones will be easily available in your grocery store.  Calamari steak is also available in two forms, either you can buy fresh calamari, which is for sure, the best-suited option. Otherwise, you can also use frozen ones that are widely available. Flash frozen calamari is also available all across the fish markets and grocery stores.

Here is the list of ingredients you will be needing for this mouth-watering steak recipe:

  • Calamari steaks = 4 steaks (about 1 lb)
  • Olive oil = 2 tbsp
  • Butter = 2 tbsp (unsalted)
  • Parmesan cheese = 2 oz (¼ cup), finely grated
  • All purpose flour = 3 tbsp
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice = 1.5 tbsp
  • Egg = 1 large 
  • Lemon wedges
  • Black pepper = ¼ tsp
  • Rinsed and drained capers = 1 tbsp
  • Water = 1 tbsp

Steps Involved in Making Calamari Steak

Step 1

Take a large skillet and pour 2 tbsp olive oil in it. Heat the oil on a medium-high flame until it is hot. But do not let it smoke otherwise it will affect the taste of the steak.

Step 2

Take a large bowl and add pepper, cheese, and flour to it. Mix them well together. In another bowl, whisk together the egg with water.

Step 3

Take the calamari steak and coat it with the flour and cheese until the mixture covers the surface of the steak well. After removing the excess mixture, dip the coated steak into the whisked egg. Do the same to coat with egg and let go of the excess egg dripping off. Put the steak aside on a plate. Repeat this procedure for the remaining pieces of steak.

Step 4

Place 2 coated steaks in the hot oil in the skillet. Keep the flame on a medium-high. Saute the steaks. To avoid burning, keep them turning occasionally. Repeat until they are golden. Then transfer them to the dish. Do the same for the remaining pieces of steak.

Step 5

Get rid of any fat in the skillet and add capers, butter, and lemon juice in it. Cook on a medium flame until the butter melts.

Step 6

Pour this delicious sauce on the steaks and serve. Bon appetit!

FAQs

How long does it take to make Calamari Steak?

It takes almost 30-35 minutes in total for the preparation and cooking of Calamari steak.

How can you tenderize the Calamari Steak?

For perfect tenderization, just add 1 tsp of kosher salt to 1.5 cups of milk and mix well. Add the steak to this mixture and place in the refrigerator for half an hour. Here you go!

How to make Calamari Steak that is not hard?

For a perfect texture of the calamari steak, either cook it on a slow flame for an extended period or cook it on a high flame quickly.

Is there any other way to tenderize the Calamari Steak other than Milk?

Calamari steak can also be tenderized with kiwi fruit juice or lemon juice just like for milk. Place the steak in the lemon juice in the refrigerator for half an hour before use. You can also use baking soda.

Conclusion

While Calamari steak is a new option for you to try, it is full of nutrition and a rich source of lean protein. Also, it has a rich flavor of parmesan sauce and fresh lemon. In short, it is a complete package if you want to eat something healthy and delicious, and full of flavor at the same time. 

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calamri steak recipe

Calamari Steak Recipe

You might be confused about what a Calamari steak is. Calamari steak is a flattened part of a large squid.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Calamari steaks steaks (about 1 lb)
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter (unsalted)
  • 2 oz Parmesan cheese (¼ cup), finely grated
  • 3 tbsp All purpose flour
  • 1.5 tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 large  Egg
  • Lemon wedges
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Rinsed and drained capers
  • 1 tbsp Water

Instructions
 

  • Take a large skillet and pour 2 tbsp olive oil in it. Heat the oil on a medium-high flame until it is hot. But do not let it smoke otherwise it will affect the taste of the steak.
  • Take a large bowl and add pepper, cheese, and flour to it. Mix them well together. In another bowl, whisk together the egg with water.
  • Take the calamari steak and coat it with the flour and cheese until the mixture covers the surface of the steak well. After removing the excess mixture, dip the coated steak into the whisked egg. Do the same to coat with egg and let go of the excess egg dripping off. Put the steak aside on a plate. Repeat this procedure for the remaining pieces of steak.
  • Place 2 coated steaks in the hot oil in the skillet. Keep the flame on a medium-high. Saute the steaks. To avoid burning, keep them turning occasionally. Repeat until they are golden. Then transfer them to the dish. Do the same for the remaining pieces of steak.
  • Get rid of any fat in the skillet and add capers, butter, and lemon juice in it. Cook on a medium flame until the butter melts.
  • Pour this delicious sauce on the steaks and serve. Bon appetit!
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