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Weekend Recipe: Aligue-Glazed Calamari Recipe
  • If you're planning a last hurrah to the beach or a pool resort, consider this as your main delish dish. Tender squid coated in a crunchy batter and a sweet-salty glaze? Yes, please! This calamari recipe a definite crowd pleaser. Need we we mention it's easy to prep and cook, too? That's just an added bonus!

    Serves 6
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cooking Time 20 minutes

    Here's what you'll need:
    vegetable oil for deep-frying
    whites from 2 eggs
    2 tablespoons fresh milk
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1/4 cup cornstarch
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    500 grams squid rings, cleaned and drained

    For the Aligue Glaze
    1/4 cup fish sauce (patis)
    1/4 cup water
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    2 tablespoons crab fat (aligue)
    juice from half a lime
    lime slices and flat-leaf parsley for garnish (optional)

    Make it! 

    1 Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan or deep-fryer over medium heat.

    2 Combine egg whites and fresh milk in a bowl; whisk until slightly frothy. Combine flour, cornstarch, salt, and pepper in another bowl.

    3 Dip squid rings in egg white mixture, then lightly dredge in flour mixture. Deep-fry until crisp and light brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Fry squid rings in batches, if necessary. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside and keep warm.

    4 Make the aligue glaze: Combine fish sauce and water in a saucepan over low heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add brown sugar, stir, and simmer until slightly thick, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add crab fat and stir to combine. Turn off heat and drizzle with lime juice.

    5 Add sauce to calamari and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with lime slices and parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.

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    Photography by Miguel Nacianceno. Styling by Idge Mendiola

    This story originally appeared on Yummy.ph.

     *Minor edits have been made by the Smartparenting.com.ph editors.

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