Curry-Dusted Calamari

Menu Part: 
Appetizer
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
8

Spice up crispy fried calamari with curry powder and a red curry aioli for dipping. Serve with a side of black bean and mango salsa.

Ingredients

1 tbsp. lime juice
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 1⁄2 tsp. red curry paste
1 1⁄2 cups mayonnaise
1⁄4 cup sour cream
Juice of one lime
3 cups cornmeal
1⁄2 cup curry powder
Flour, as needed
6 eggs, beaten
6 lb. calamari
Canola oil, as needed for frying
Black bean & mango salsa

Steps

1. In a skillet over medium heat, sauté onion and curry paste in oil 5 min. Remove from heat and cool. In the bowl of a food processor, combine curried onions with mayonnaise, sour cream and lime juice. Reserve aïoli refrigerated.

2. In a bowl, combine cornmeal, curry powder and salt to taste. Place flour and beaten egg in 2 other bowls. Dip calamari in flour, then egg, then cornmeal to coat. Deep fry until golden and drain well. Serve immediately with red curry aïoli and black bean-mango salsa.

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