13 Feb 2008

Salad and Fried Calamari rings

I want to let you two more last minute ideas for Valentine’s Day. You must find exotics flavors in this salad, juicy, and fresh, something sweet n´sour, but definitely unforgettable.

Fresh salad

You only need lettuce, Heirloom Lettuce, red grapefruit (cute in slices), red onions a tread of organic honey, tread of nut oil. Salt and pepper. Serve with rolls or toasts If possible use only red onion because the taste is softer than the ordinary onion

The other one is an appetizer. Crunchy outside and soft inside, the calamari Roman stile was review in this recipe.

Fried calamari rings

Cut round or squares of puff pastry, after baked, spread with a soft cream, made with cream cheese, a tablespoon of Dijon mustard (old style),1 clove of garlic minced , chives and black pepper. For the calamari rings I used frozen rings calamari. For the batten I only used a cup of low fat milk mixed with an egg. Coated rings into the egg mixture. And egg-coated rings with Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) Then I fried till the panko is golden. But remember you must not overcook the calamari, taste like rubber!

I assembly putting the puff pastry over lettuce salad garnish with olive oil , parsley and garlic, salt and pepper I decorate with parsley and cherry tomatoes

9 comments:

Peter M said...

Sylvia, what a wonderful starter for a Valentine's dinner. Just remember that when frying...stay fully clothed! lol

Dhanggit said...

when i look at your pictures sometimes i feel like im staring a canvass...the photos are really work of art..without forgetting the recipes of course. i love the sound of this a light salad and calamari rings :-) yummmy

Odete said...

It sounds good. I love calamari.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That is to die for! I just love calamari and yours looks perfectly excecuted!

Kevin said...

That fried calamari looks great! Nice presentation and photos! I have yet to try cooking calamari. I will have to get around to it.

Dhanggit said...

just dropping by to send my big kisses from my kitchen and my warmest message of love, happy valentine's day sylvia!!

eatme_delicious said...

Beautiful photos!

Su said...

Magnifico...como siempre. Un abrazo

Lori Lynn said...

I love using Panko but I have never tried it on calamari. You have such great ideas.