Braaied Calamari Steak

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The recipe can be used for frozen or fresh calamari steaks.  I have tried making it both ways, and the steaks turned out as tender as they can be every time.  Simply adjust the time in the hot water as mentioned in the recipe.


Ingredients for 4 servings

4 calamari/squid steaks (fresh or frozen)

3 tbsp olive oil

1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

salt, pepper

a few garlic cloves, grated


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Bring water in a deep sauce pan to a boil.  Once the water is boiling, remove the sauce pan from the stove.  Add the calamari steaks.  If the squid is frozen leave the pieces in the water for about 5 minutes.  If you use fresh or defrosted squid leave it in the hot water for about 1 minute to 1 1/2 minutes.  Take the pieces out of the water and set aside.

Start the sauce.

In a little bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.  With a basting brush, apply the oil to both sides of the steaks.

Once the braai is very hot, add the squid and braai for 10 – 15 minutes on high heat.  Turn the pieces several times, and keep reapplying the oil mixture.  Take them off the grid, and place them on a plate. Rub with some grated or minced garlic.

Serve with a green salad.

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