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Grilled Calamari with Lemon And Orange Recipe

Calamari has such a pleasant taste – it’s mildly seafood-y but not overwhelming. Grilled up with a grab-bag of citrus fruit and fresh herbs, it’s reminiscent of a sunny patio somewhere in southern Italy or maybe the coast of Greece. Who needs to fry it up in a big pile of breadcrumbs when you could have this?

Grilled Calamari with Lemon And Orange

Nutritionally, calamari is rich in B vitamins, but the real bounty is in minerals. The selenium content is particularly notable because selenium is so important for gut and thyroid health. If you use this recipe to feed four people, each person will be getting well almost 100% of their daily selenium. Calamari also has a great Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio (like all other fish), but it has so little total fat that it doesn’t provide any significant amount of either.

In restaurants, calamari is usually an appetizer, but if you’re serving a lighter meal, this could work as the main course. Maybe serve it with grilled vegetables or a light salad with some avocado to add a little extra fat to the lean meat.

Grilled Calamari with Lemon And Orange Recipe

SERVES: 4  PREP: 20 min.  COOK: 5 min.

Ingredients

Grilled Calamari with Lemon And Orange Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat.
  2. Slice the calamari tubes into thin rings.
  3. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and season to taste.
  4. Toss everything gently until well coated.
  5. Grill the calamari and citrus fruit using a grilling basket or pan until fully cooked about 4 to 5 minutes.
Grilled Calamari with Lemon And Orange Recipe
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Grilled Calamari with Lemon And Orange Recipe

Forget the typical breaded calamari basket: this citrus-heavy recipe has unbeatable flavor and it comes together in just a few minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword calamari, lemon, orange
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 356kcal
Cost 8

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. calamari tubes and tentacles
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill to medium heat.
  • Slice the calamari tubes into thin rings.
    2 lbs. calamari tubes and tentacles
  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and season to taste.
    1 lemon, 1 lime, 1 orange, 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, 1/4 cup olive oil, 3 tbsp. lemon juice, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, 2 garlic cloves
  • Toss everything gently until well coated.
  • Grill the calamari and citrus fruit using a grilling basket or pan until fully cooked about 4 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 528mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 693mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg