Stephen: Day 195

23 Feb

Moroccan fried calamari with grapefruit and marscapone wine sauce over watercress.

I like to get my cooking inspiration from the grocery store. I walk the aisles and wait for something to pop out and say “eat me.” I was walking by the fish stand today and they had lots of fresh calamari, which I haven’t had in forever. I secretly love the tentacles the best. I think it’s because most people are grossed out by them.

So, my thought process was “what goes well with seafood? : Creamy… Acid… Heat… those are my favorites and I wanted to keep it simple and clean.

So I sliced some onions and sauteed in olive oil with a handful of quartered hearts of palm. I added salt and pepper, a giant scoop of marscopone cheese, and about a cup of white wine. I let simmer and added a quarter of a diced jalapeno.

I then cut my calamari, rinsed, tossed in a little buttermilk and battered with flour, salt and pepper, and a few Moroccan spices (coriander, cayenne, cumin, ginger, turmeric, caraway seed). Then a fried them.

I peeled and qaurtered about half of a grapefruit and tossed in with the sauce. I squeezed the other half of the grapefruit over watercress and tossed.

I put it all together and topped with a little cilantro and parmesan cheese.

It was awesome. Yummy!!! That is all…




2 Responses to “Stephen: Day 195”

  1. Rachel Stroud February 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    teach me your ways oh wise one

  2. Emily Shoup February 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    That looks delicious, and I want it immediately. Come cook for me! 🙂 P.S. I like the tentacles best too.

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