Marinated Calamari Salad
Recipe courtesy of the National Seafood Institute.
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 pound cleaned calamari (squid), cut into rings and tentacles
1 cup white wine
1 cup water
1 cup celery (including leaves), chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
3 bell peppers (any combination of green, red, or yellow peppers), chopped
1 cup cucumber, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped (include tops)
1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
1 cup jicama, chopped (if desired)
1 jalapeño chile, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lemon or 2 limes
- For Dressing: Whisk ingredients together in small bowl; set aside.
- For Salad: Poach calamari in water and wine (or lemon juice) just until flesh turns opaque, barely two minutes. Drain and cool.
- Combine poached calamari with remaining salad ingredients. Toss gently with dressing.
- Chill, then serve on a bed of lettuce leaves.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 434; Total Fat: 29g; Cholesterol: 264mg; Total Carbs: 23g; Protein: 21g; Sodium: 93mg.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of the National Seafood Institute.