Faster Chef - Griddled Calamari
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Ian Baker - Head Chef at Coco Rio
Griddled Calamari, tiger prawns and chorizo with toasted sesame seeds, chilli and garlic.
By Ian Baker from Coco Rio
1x Large squid tube (Cleaned and scored)
A finished Calamari
1. Add two pans to the heat- a griddle pan with a dash of sesame oil for the seafood and a dry pan for toasting the sesame seeds
2. Cut in half the large squid tube and scrape any unwanted flesh from the inside, with a sharp knife score the squid tube on one side both ways diagonally, this will help the squid to cook faster and roll up.
3. To your preheated griddle pan add your crushed garlic cloves whole and deshelled tiger prawns, the prawns will take the longest to cook. Allow the prawns to cook for one minute on one side then turn.
4. Once the prawns have been turned add the squid tubes scored side down, the squid will start to roll up whilst cooking.
5. When the squid has fully rolled up add the thinly sliced chorizo and lemon juice, cook for a further minute. In the other pan add your sesame seeds and cook until nicely toasted, turning all the time.
6. Remove rolled squid from the pan and slice into approximately 1cm disks, present on plate with the prawns and chorizo discarding the garlic cloves.
7. Sprinkle over the top the finely diced red onion, chilli, toasted sesame seeds and sesame oil
8. Finish with a handful of rocket and balsamic vinegar.
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last updated: 15/08/2008 at 13:23
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