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

These little fish run in the Great Lakes area early in the spring. Hand nets are used for dipping them. (Catching them) They are small and very tasty making them a nice spring treat. This recipe is just basically Flour, egg, and milk with salt and pepper used for seasoning. If you have smelt available give this Crispy Pan Fried Smelt Recipe a try; they’re crispy and delicious. Crispy Pan Fried Smelt Recipe Recipe Type: Main Author: Larry Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Serves: 3-4 3.4.3177  

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: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: 4 3.4.3177 Adapted from All Recipes Check out What’s Lurking in Your Fish Tacos? Time to Ditch Tilapia by Malika Bowling at Mode    

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 smooth and creamy clam chowder dish. The next time you’re in the mood for clam chowder give this recipe a try; it’s quick, easy, and delicious. Enjoy Quick and Easy Clam Chowder for Two Recipe Type: Main Author: Larry Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: …

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Cajun Fried Pan fish Fillets Recipe

For whatever the reason, it has been another really good fishing year for me here in upper Michigan. The panfish have been biting really well and each trip has produced a good quantity of fish. This has given me the chance to try a number of fish coating recipes. I think this Cajun Fried Pan fish Fillets Recipe is one of the better ones. The combination of seasoning is just right and doesn’t overpower the taste of the fish. For this recipe, I used crappie fillets, but perch, or bluegills, will work just as well. This is a simple and …

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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 cook-outs. Wow, you guests this 4th of July with this spice rub recipe on your favorite cut of steak. I also used this recipe in a fish coating on our last fish fry by mixing 2 tablespoons of the spice mixture in all-purpose flour as …

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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 salmon next Friday give this Oven Roasted Panko Crusted Salmon a try; it’s really good.   Oven Baked Panko Crusted Salmon Recipe Type: Main Author: Patricia Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Serves: 4 3.2.2807 Adapted from Food Network

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 by using the cayenne pepper which you can adjust easily to taste. When I first tried this recipe, my son, who owns Blogchef.net, prepared it to post on his Blog. My first thought was that the Parmesan cheese would overwhelm the recipe; it did not, …

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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 you can have it on the table in less than an hour. You can use any good quality white fish in this recipe, but I would not recommend trout or salmon because it might taste too fishy. Because of the weather fishing is off to …

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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 reason omitting the sauce just didn’t seem right – but don’t let this fool you, this Shrimp and Bacon Pizza has a delicious combination of flavors and is really simple to put together. The next time you put pizza on the supper menu give this …

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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; maybe because it’s kind of on the light side. This is a simple recipe that doesn’t take long to cook, and requires very few ingredients. I served a baked potato on the side, along with broccoli for a vegetable, because the cheesy shrimp sauce is …

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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 simple to put together and is really good. There is very little prep time involved and the fish cooks very quickly. You could probably spice this dish up a little more if you wanted to but I thought the recipe was really good as written. …

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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 that we have fish on the super menu is on Friday. I love to fish and usually do a lot of fishing in the summer and fall, but this year has been an exception; I just haven’t been able to make the time. So for …

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Sweet and Sour Shrimp Recipe

 Sweet and Sour recipes are not my favorites but I had some shrimp on hand so I decided to put this Sweet and Sour Shrimp Recipe on the menu for supper. This recipe does not call for broccoli as one of the ingredients but I decided to add it, because I had it on hand, and it usually seems to go well in stir fry recipes; so I listed it as optional. This is a simple recipe and doesn’t take a long time to prepare. I thought this dish was pretty good, and my wife really liked it, but I’m …

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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 a regular soup than chowder. The New England style is creamy textured whereas the Manhattan Style incorporates tomatoes into the mixture. I have always favored the New England style, but the Manhattan Style Clam Chowder is good for something different. This is a set it …

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Fish Scampi Recipe

I’ve prepared shrimp scampi in the past and really enjoyed the dish, so when I saw this Fish Scampi Recipe I decided to give it a try. 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 won’t be long before I get a break and can concentrate Friday’s dinner in a different direction. This Fish Scampi Recipe is simple to put together and doesn’t require much prep or cooking time. I served this recipe with baked …

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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 that it might work out ok, and it did. If you have a busy day coming up you can get this on in the morning and finish it off in the evening when you get home. Combing the chicken and shrimp is a little different …

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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 Recipe uses artificial crab, it is a fairly inexpensive recipe. You and your Family will love it! Enjoy     Seafood Linguine Recipe #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Recipe Type: Main Author: Admin Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins …

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Italian Shrimp and Pasta Salad Recipe

  I needed a good side dish to go with chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday and I decided on this Shrimp and Pasta Salad Recipe. It has a lot of nice color with a delicious combination of salad dressing and vegetables. I think this recipe would also work out great for a pot luck or social get together. This Shrimp and Pasta Salad is a very simple recipe with very little prep time. Just be sure to allow enough time for the salad to sit and blend in the flavors. Enjoy     Italian Shrimp and Pasta Salad Recipe …

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