Quick Calamari

mar2013_53Last minute Saturday night dinner…? Not sure what the distraction was but the other weekend it was getting late on Saturday night when we finally got around to thinking about dinner. I went to the fridge only to find I had no fresh anything. Most things in the freezer would take forever to defrost and neither of us felt like going out for takeaway. Then I found a small white package in the freezer. It turned out to be squid tubes. They defrost quickly in cold water and then just a quick wash, pineapple score the inside then into milk for 45 mins to tenderise. Cut into bite size pieces before quickly searing them at high temp until they curl and cook, about 1 1/2 – 2 mins, pour over a pre-reduced sauce and viola, seared calamari. I made a sweet chilli and lime sauce to go over it and served it on jasmine rice.mar2013_51

The salsa is avocado, fresh pineapple and red cocktail onion dressed with apple cider vinegar and sushi dressing and S&P.

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