• Grilled Calamari Salad with Chile-Soy Dressing and Tempura-Fried Nori

    Ingredients

    Yield: 4 portions

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Calamari, cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
      1 lb.
    • Kikkoman Soy Sauce
      ¼ cup
    • Lime juice
      2 Tbsp.
    • Rice wine vinegar
      1 Tbsp.
    • Garlic
      1 tsp.
    • Ginger
      1 tsp.
    • Chili flakes
      ¼ tsp.
    • Sugar
      1 ¼ tsp.
    • Sesame oil
      ½ tsp.
    • Coconut cream
      2 Tbsp.
    • Sesame seeds
      1 tsp.

    Tempura Fried Nori

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Rice flour
      1 cup
    • Water, cold
      1 cup
    • Nori sheets, cut into strips
      2 ea.

    Salad

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Carrots, peeled, thinly sliced
      ¼ cup
    • Cilantro leaves
      ½ cup
    • Daikon sprouts
      1 cup
    • Frisée, cut into 2-inch lengths
      1 cup
    • Red onion, sliced thin
      ¾ cup

    Method

    1. Preheat fryer to 350 degrees. Heat a grill to very hot.
    2. Combine the soy sauce, lime, vinegar, garlic, ginger, chili, sugar, and sesame oil together in a bowl. Divide the mixture in ½ into two bowls. Add the calamari to one bowl. Let marinate 30 minutes.
    3. To the remaining bowl, add the coconut cream and sesame seeds.
    4. Remove calamari from marinade and grill until lightly charred, about 15-20 seconds on each side. Remove when cooked and hold warm.
    5. Make tempura batter by combining the rice flour and water until a light batter is formed. Drip in seaweed strips and fry until crispy and golden brown; remove to blotting paper and hold warm.
    6. Combine carrot, cilantro, daikon, frisée and red onion along with reserved vinaigrette. Toss well and adjust seasoning as needed. Add calamari and toss to combine.
    7. Portion salad on plates and garnish with tempura nori strips.