Calamari Nicholas
Calamari Nicholas2017-10-26T14:00:16-04:00

Calamari Nicholas

Presented by deLorenzo’s Italian Restaurant


  • 8 oz. sliced calamari
  • Balsamic glaze (reduction), to taste (homemade or commercial)

Breading mix:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. capers
  • 1/2 cup sliced hot cherry peppers
  • 1/4 cup clam juice
  • Touch of hot pepper juice


For the calamari: Combine breading mix ingredients and toss with calamari to coat. Deep fry calamari until golden (350°F for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, working in batches as needed). Drain calamari and set aside.

For the sauce: Sauté capers and peppers in olive oil, stir in clam juice and hot pepper juice. Cook until heated thoroughly and liquid is reduced slightly.

To serve: Plate fried calamari as desired and pour sauce over the top. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve.

(Serves 2)

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