Garlic Embedded Calamari Steak

Posted by francis keyser Monday, October 25, 2010

Taste Level: GR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 2
Prep Time: 2 hours.
Cook Time: 5-10 min.
Difficulty: 1

This is my favorite non-fried way to have Calamari!  I love it when you take a bite and get one of the embedded garlic bits along with it!  Yummy!

Ingredients:
2 calamari steaks
4 cloves garlic (minced)
2 tbsp volcanic lemon juice
1/2 tsp parsley flakes
1 pinch chili powder
1 pinch cayenne powder
2 tbsp unsalted sweet European butter

In a gallon ziploc bag pound 1 clove of garlic into each side of the calamari steak with a meat hammer.  Sprinkle parsley flakes evenly over both sides of steaks and place in a new gallon ziploc. Pour the lemon juice into the ziploc, add pinch of chili power, add pinch of cayenne powder, seal and let marinate for at least 2 hours.

Drain calamari steaks and pat dry with a paper towel.  In a large skillet heat butter over medium high heat, once melted cook steaks for 2-3 minutes per side, drain and serve while still hot, enjoy!

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