Charred Calamari Tacos
Charred Calamari Tacos
Here's a Taco Tuesday idea by Justine Schofield from Everyday Gourmet
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Grilling
  • Cooking Time 15 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings
  • 4 small whole calamari, cleaned, tentacles cut in half and the hood cut into rounds
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tbs. olive oil + ¼ cup olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ bunch of coriander, washed and rough chopped
  • 2 tbs. jalapeno in brine + 1 teaspoon of the brine
  • 1 lime
  • ½ tbs. brown sugar
  • ¼ iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • ½ punnet of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Sour cream, to garnish
  • 6 tortillas
  1. Combine the calamari, paprika, 2 tbs. oil and salt and combine well will your hands. Marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. In a small food processor add the remaining oil, coriander, jalapeno and it’s brine, juice of the lime and the brown sugar. Blitz until a smooth sauce consistency forms.
  3. Heat a bbq or 2 grill pans over a high heat. Grill the calamari for 1 minute until it is charred all over and remove from the pan.
  4. Prepare the tortilla as per packet instructions. Spoon a dollop of sour cream in the centre of the tortillas and then add the lettuce, a few tomato halves, followed by the calamari. Drizzle the sauce over the top.

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