Homemade Calamari Tacos
These homemade calamari tacos are a healthier option of having calamaris and a good change from the usual beef, pork or fish tacos.
For the Calamari
- 500 g Calamari rings
- 1 cup Orange juice
- 1 tbsp Orange zest
- 1 tbsp Lemon zest
- 3 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 cup Finely chopped cilantro
- 1 1/3 cups All purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp Baking soda
- 1/2 cup Warm water
- 1/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Cucumber (thinly sliced and deseeded)
- 1 Onion (sliced thinly into half moon)
- 1 Green pepper (thinly sliced into matchsticks)
- Finely chopped cilantro
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda.
Add water and oil and stir into a homoenous dough.
Transfer to a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until the dough is no longer sticky and holds well.
Store in a bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour for the dough to rest.
Once rested, roll the dough into a large circle and cu our circular shapes using a bowl. I got about 6 tacos from this dough.
Heat a non stick pan and cook the tacos for about 3 minutes on each side. They'll bubble up and turn a little brown. remove from heat and assemble the tacos.
Pan Fried Calamari
After marinating, drain the marinade. Heat a non stick pan with some olive oil.
Pan fry the calamari rings for 3 minutes each then finish with some finely chopped cilantro.
Fold the taco shells into half and add the slaw ingredients and the pan fried calamaris.
Serve with guacamole, lemon slices and cilantro