How to make squid rings
This blog post will show you step by step instructions on how to make squid rings, these rings are a great alternative to calamari and are much easier to make.
* 2 squid, cleaned and chopped into rings
* 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
* 3 tbsp olive oil
* salt and black pepper to taste.
Arrange the squid rings in a large bowl with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix all ingredients together to form a sauce and leave aside for half an hour.
After half an hour, place the squid rings on a baking tray and brush with the olive oil sauce from the sauce bowl. Bake in an oven preheated to 150 degrees celcius for 10 minutes or until tender.
Serve hot with a side of rice, cooked pasta or potatoes (parmesan is optional).
The squid rings can be frozen and stored in plastic containers for up to six months.
Squid rings can be fried instead of baked, just coat them with an egg mixture prior to frying and bake on a lower heat for a longer period of time.
Squid rings can be cooked in tomato sauce, garlic and white wine or other favourite combinations.
The squid rings will become crispy when fried and are perfect for serving as main meals with bleached potatoes, rice or pasta on the side. If you want to make spaghetti or pasta as a side dish to go with this, just cook the spaghetti prior to putting it into the squid rings.
You can also make pasta ala vongole (clam pasta) by cleaning and cooking clams and using the squid rings instead of the clams.
To make paella (hearty rice dish), use cleaned mussels as an ingredient instead of squid rings.
Squid rings can also be made into calamari patties with a slice of mozzarella cheese.
Finally squid rings can be used as an ingredient for udon soup, just add the squid to the broth and heat until cooked.
Squid rings are versatile and easy to make, you can use the instructions above or just follow your gut.