Low Carb Butter Fried Squid (Calamari) tastes a whole lot better than it might sound. It is infused with garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, and gobs of butter. My husband and his brothers, forever made a game of trying to find the best fried calamari in the country. There is a Thai Restaurant up around the corner from me on Fremont by the name of Tuk Tuk that in my opinion, serves the best calamari I have ever had. On their menu it is called Salt & Pepper Calamari and it is served with lots of fresh green onion tops. The problem now of course is that I would no longer eat breaded anything let alone calamari soooo…this is my go-to calamari dish now. I personally happen to like the tentacles and my grocery store happens to sell them separately, but any combination of body/tentacles is fine.
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- 1 Lb Cleaned Squid Tentacles & Body Parts (Do Not Wash And Make Sure They Are Dry)
- 4 T Butter
- 1 C Green Onion Tops Cut about 2-2½" long
- 2 t Oyster Sauce (You Can Also Use Fish Sauce Or A Combination-I Happen To Have Oyster)
- 2 t Crushed Garlic
- 1 t Rice Vinegar
- ¾ t Powdered Ginger
- Salt & Pepper Only If Wanted/Needed
- In hot pan melt butter adding garlic, vinegar & ginger, and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add squid & green onions and sauté, stirring constantly, for no more than 1-2 minutes. You DO NOT want to overcook them.
- 4 Servings
- 215 Calories, 18.2g Protein, 13.1g Fat, 4.9g Carbs, .8g Fiber, 4.1g Net Carbs
- No matter how dry and no matter the heat, the squid is going to give up it's liquid (liquor) and to take advantage of this it is best served in a bowl so you can get every last bit of it. Don't ever throw away any flavor.
- If you can get whole clean squid tubes you can cut them yourself into about ¾" pieces.