Just the way I like it ” Calamares” & my husband’s request “Squid in Adobo Style”

My husband brought home some fresh squids and told me to cook it all  in adobo style. It was more than a kilo so I decided to cook it in two different recipes one is adobo style and one is calamares, which is also my favorite especially if dipped in Hellmans thousand salad dressing. I used the recipes from http://panlasangpinoy.com/



Recipe: Calamares


  • 1/2 lb medium to large sized squid, cleaned and sliced into rings
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 piece raw egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cooking oil

Cooking Procedure

  1. Combine squid, salt, and ground black pepper then mix well. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat a cooking pot the pour-in cooking oil.
  3. Dredge the squid in flour then dip in beaten egg and roll over breadcrumbs.
  4. When the oil is hot enough, deep-fry the squid until the color of the coating turns brown. Note: This should only take about 2 to 3 minutes in medium heat. Do not overcook the squid.
  5. Remove the fried squid from the cooking pot and transfer in a plate lined with paper towels.
  6. Serve with sinamak or Asian dipping sauce.
  7. Share and enjoy!

Squid in  Adobo Style Recipe


2 lbs medium-sized squid, cleaned and ink separated

1 piece large onion, diced

2 pieces medium sized tomatoes, diced

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup vinegar

1 cup water

5 cloves crushed garlic

1 teaspoon sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

1. Heat a wok or cooking pot them pour-in soy sauce, vinegar, and water then bring to a boil.

2. Add the squid and wait for the liquid to re-boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Turn off the heat then separate the squid from the liquid. Set aside.

4. Pour-in cooking oil on a separate wok of cooking pot then apply heat.

5. When the oil is hot enough, sauté the garlic, onions, and tomatoes.

6. Put-in the squid then cook for a few seconds.

7. Pour-in the soy sauce-vinegar-water mixture that was used to cook the squid a while back. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes.

8. Add the ink, salt, ground black pepper, and sugar then stir. Simmer for 3 minutes.

9. Transfer to a serving bowl then serve.

10. Share and enjoy!


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