This calamari recipe is complete with spicy dip and is baked, not fried! A healthy, quick and easy version of the restaurant classic.
You and me goin’ fishin’ in the dark…..
It’s name that song Friday!
And, if you guessed “Fishin’ In The Dark” well, HOW DID YOU KNOW? It was notso obvious I thought.
Also “name that song Friday” is a one time-dealio. Don’t start learning all your song trivia so you can win next week’s round, capeesh?
In the name of full disclosure: I really just wanted to sing a song to you, but I wanted to it to make sense with the topic (sidenote: that rarely happens around here, so I don’t know why this was important) so I googled a song about fishing.
And that song came up.
Now that I have told you real reason for “Name That Song” Friday, and have taken ALL the fun out of it, let’s chat about creepy, slimy little things that move around the ooooceannnn.
I bet you’re reallllll hungry now.
Let’s be honest. Calamari? It squishy. It’s the kind of thing that when you get it on your tray at a Korean BBQ restaurant, you put it in the little grill and it just. Sits. There. And then you stare at it but. Don’t. eat. It. Because it’s squid. And that’s just weird.
Or maybe that’s just what happens when Mr. FFF and I go for Korean BBQ. P.S Have you guys gone out for such food? You get to cook all your own meat inside a little BBQ that is attached to your table.
It’s ALL the fun. Fo’ serious.
Calamari is really only good when you coat in crunchiness. Yes, deep frying helps its slimy little cause. BUT. Remember the mango chicken with coconut cauliflower rice? We don’t do no deep frying here. We baked this calamari recipe.
Baked them. Baked them good.
More songs. Yes, I made up my own version. My blog. I can do what I want.
Now, I was worried that I would be let down by the whole “baking” thing because this girl LOVES some deep-fried-to-golden-brown-perfection-crunch-crunch-yum restaurant calamari recipe. <— I’m having a moment just thinking about that.
HOW-EV-ER, this calamari recipe? It swam right up to my taste buds and PUNCHED them in their faces with “OH HEY, I AM SUPER DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY” goodness.
You know, if calamari had hands. And could punch things.
You get it.
The coconut is a little sweet, the (2 ingredient!) spicy yogurt sauce is spicy (Duh) and tart.
The calamari recipe?
Baked to crunchy perfection.
I’m sharing the Baked Coconut Calamari Recipe over on WholeYum today, so head there to check it out!
Want more seafood goodness?
More sea critter goodness from around the web:
Shrimp and Corn Chowder – Panning the Globe
Spicy Tuna Melt Twice Baked Potatoes – Busy in Brooklyn
Thai Sweet Chili Glazed Salmon – The Iron You