Don’t underestimate the small state of Rhode Island! This state has it all- beaches, vibrant cities, beautiful scenery, and of course, most importantly, FOOD! While visiting the great state of Rhode Island we tasted all kinds of seafood and interesting dishes, but Calamari was the top on our list and it did not disappoint. The textures, the flavors, the dips and sauces all came together for a delightful Calamari dish and we ate a lot of it.
In this behind the scenes video, we hope you enjoy all of the photos we took along the way.
Restaurants we visited in Rhode Island:
Check out our recipe for Calamari and give it a try:
- 1 lb. cleaned squid calamari, tubes cut into rings and tentacles left whole
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup cornmeal
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 4 Tbs. butter
- 1 cup sliced banana peppers mix of red and green
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Lemon wedges
- Fresh parsley chopped for garnish
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, cornstarch, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Dip calamari in egg, then in flour mixture. Place on a plate as you go.
- Heat a Dutch oven on medium heat with oil, about 2 inches high, until it reaches 375F.
- Fry calamari in batches until browned, about 1-2 minutes each side. Remove from oil and set aside.
- In a separate large pan, melt butter over medium heat. Sauté the peppers until tender. Add in the calamari into the butter and toss to coat. Serve with lemon wedges and top with parsley.