Serious Eats: Recipes
Five-Spice Fried Calamari with Sesame and Lime
Calamari is like an upmarket version of fish sticks. It's both comforting and slightly elevated. A lot of people get nervous about frying, or about seafood in general, but fried seafood is one of the easiest things you can make. Here, strips and tentacles are coated in a Chinese five-spice powder and flour dusting, and fried in two minutes until golden and crisp. Tossed with scallions, cilantro, and lime, these calamari are exotic, quick, fresh, and totally hit the spot.
About the author: Kerry Saretsky is the creator of French Revolution Food, where she reinvents her family's classic French recipes in a fresh, chic, modern way.