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Lemon & Cilantro Calamari with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (Serves: 4)



For the Calamari:

1lb of cleaned calamari tubes

sliced into inch long pieces

Juice of 1/2 lemon

2 tbl coconut oil at room temperature

1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped

For the Roasted Red Pepper Sauce:

1 cup well-packed roasted red peppers (if in water, drain liquid as much as possible)

1 tbl extra virgin olive oil

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 clove of garlic


1. In a bowl, toss the calamari, lemon juice and coconut oil. Set aside to marinate.

2. Make the red pepper sauce: drain the roasted red peppers of any excess liquid by placing in a sieve and pressing down on them gently with the back of a spoon.

3. Add them to a blender along with the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.

4. Liquefy until smooth.

5. Heat a large skillet over medium until hot. Tip the calamari, oil and lemon juice into the pan; it should sizzle.

6. Cook, stirring frequently, until opaque and until the edges are just beginning to take on a little color, about 4 – 5 minutes.

7. Sprinkle the calamari with the chopped cilantro and serve while hot alongside the raw roasted red pepper sauce.



Recipe and photo from: http://meatified.com