Calamari with Lime Aioli

Traditional French aioli is made in the same manner as traditional Spanish aioli. This is a quick version using commercial mayonnaise, minced garlic, and lime juice.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 medium limes
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 lbs. calamari, cut into rings
  • 3 cups vegetable oil

Directions

  • Grate the zest from one lime and add it to the mayonnaise. Add the juice from the lime and the garlic and mix well. Cut the other lime into wedges. Set aside.
  • Mix the rice flour, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Toss a handful of calamari in flour mixture and shake off excess in a strainer.
  • Heat oil to 365°F in a deep fryer or heavy pot and fry the coated calamari until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining calamari.
  • Serve calamari immediately with lime aioli and lime wedges.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 medium limes
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 lbs. calamari, cut into rings
  • 3 cups vegetable oil

Directions

  • Grate the zest from one lime and add it to the mayonnaise. Add the juice from the lime and the garlic and mix well. Cut the other lime into wedges. Set aside.
  • Mix the rice flour, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Toss a handful of calamari in flour mixture and shake off excess in a strainer.
  • Heat oil to 365°F in a deep fryer or heavy pot and fry the coated calamari until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining calamari.
  • Serve calamari immediately with lime aioli and lime wedges.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories310
Total Fat25g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium430mg
Total Carbohydrate17g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars0g
Protein6g