What is Calamari?

What Is Calamari

Calamari is an Italian word that means “squid.” It usually refers to a battered, deep-fried appetizer served in restaurants and bars in the United States, though some people confuse it with Squid’s primary ingredient. While Squid is prevalent in many Mediterranean nations, it is also widespread throughout Asia.

Squid is used in paella, risotto, soups, and pasta in Spain and Italy, while lulas, grilled entire kebabs of squid rings with bell peppers and onions, are popular in Portugal. Fresh Squid is frequently deep-fried in Korea, then wrapped in lettuce leaves with mustard or chili sauce.

The Best White Wine For Cooking Seafood

There are a few rules for the best white wine to use when cooking seafood. You want to start with a dry white wine that adds a subtle hint of sweetness and complexity. Pinot grigio is an excellent choice for seafood and pasta dishes because it has a lighter flavor than chardonnay. For example, Duck Pond Pinot Gris, which comes from the Willamette Valley, is an excellent option.

As a general rule, the best white wine for cooking seafood is a crisp, dry white wine.

Crispy Pan Fried Smelt Recipe

Smelt is a small, delicate fish that has been enjoyed as a delicacy for centuries. This versatile fish can be prepared in a variety of ways, but one of the most popular and satisfying methods is pan-frying. In this article, we’ll be sharing a classic recipe for crispy pan-fried smelt that is easy to make … Read more

Bacon Wrapped Salmon Recipe

This Bacon Wrapped Salmon Recipe is simple, doesn’t require many ingredients, and cooks quick so you can have supper on the table in less than an hour. the bacon covering the salmon gives it a good flavor and keeps the fish nice and moist. Bacon Wrapped Salmon Recipe Recipe Type: Main Author: Larry Prep time: … Read more

Quick and Easy Clam Chowder for Two

This Quick and Easy Clam Chowder for Two Recipe doesn’t take a lot of prep or cooking time, so you can have on the table in less than an hour. The recipe basically consists of canned clams, clam juice, milk, and a little cream with some onion and seasonings added. The end result is a … Read more

Steak Dry Rub Recipe

Steaks on the grill are always a nice treat so when I ran across this spice rub recipe I decided to give it a try. I used this spice rub on ribeye steaks and they were delicious. This is a fairly large recipe so you will have spice mixture left over to use on future … Read more

Oven Baked Panko Crusted Salmon

From the stovetop to the oven this Oven Roasted Panko Crusted Salmon is a great recipe to prepare during Lent. The salmon is rich in omega 3’s and protein. This is a quick recipe with only a few ingredients. You can have this dish on the table in less than 30 minutes. If you like … Read more

Deep Fried Parmesan Fish with Lemon Sauce

Fishing has been really good this summer here in upper Michigan, which has encouraged me to have fish on the menu at least once a week for supper. One of my favorite deep fried fish recipes is for Deep Fried Parmesan fish. This recipe creates a nice coating with a little bit of heat created … Read more

Simple Fish Chowder Recipe

DefSemiHidden=”true” DefQFormat=”false” DefPriority=”99″ LatentStyleCount=”267″> Fish or clam chowder on a cold day is one of my favorite dishes. The winter has held on for a long time here in upper Michigan so a hot bowl of fish chowder tasted really good. This is a simple recipe that doesn’t require much prep or cooking time so … Read more

Shrimp and Bacon Pizza Recipe

Bacon seems to go good in almost anything and this Shrimp and Bacon Pizza is no exception. I took a short cut with this one and used store-bought refrigerated pizza dough. This is not your traditional style of pizza with the pizza sauce, which did make me a little uneasy while preparing it. For some … Read more

Poached Pollock with Shrimp Sauce Recipe

Lent is later this year than it normally is, but I decided to go ahead and post this Poached Pollack with Shrimp Sauce Recipe a little ahead of time. It has been a long time since I have had fished prepared in this manner and for some reason, it sounded really good for tonight’s supper; … Read more

Baked Haddock Recipe

  For some reason, up until now, it has been very hard to purchase Haddock in this area, so it was I pleasant surprise to see it show up here in the market. This Baked Haddock Recipe probably could be used with any good quality white fish-this is another one of those recipes that is … Read more

Crispy Fish Sticks with Tartar Sauce Recipe

There used to be a time when every Friday was fish fry day at my house. Through the years things have changed, and the Catholic Religion doesn’t practice this anymore, with the exception of the Lent season. I guess because of habit, which can be hard to break, it seems like most of the time … Read more

Slow Cooker Manhattan Style Clam Chowder Recipe

DefSemiHidden=”true” DefQFormat=”false” DefPriority=”99″ LatentStyleCount=”267″> It’s been awhile since I have used the slow cooker; I have wanted to make Manhattan Style Clam Chowder for some time, I was pinched for time, so when I saw this slow cooker version I decided to give it a try. Manhattan style is different because it is more like … Read more

Fish Scampi Recipe

I’ve prepared shrimp scampi and really enjoyed the dish, so when I saw this Fish Scampi Recipe, I decided to try it. It seems like as it gets closer to Easter I always end up trying harder to create a good assortment of seafood recipes to prepare on Friday. Easter is getting close so it … Read more

Slow Cooker Chicken and Shrimp Recipe

When I first saw this recipe I wasn’t sure how well chicken thighs and shrimp would blend together but it worked pretty well. Because of using dark meat the chicken remained nice and moist. I unusually don’t like cooking pasta in the slow cooker; I’d rather do it separately; because it was Orzo I thought … Read more

Seafood Linguine Recipe

  In an effort to change things up on Friday for the lent season I decided to try this Seafood Linguine Recipe. This is another simple recipe with not a lot of prep or cooking time, and produces a delicious seafood pasta dish. Traditionally seafood dishes can get quite expensive, but because this Seafood Linguine … Read more