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How to Cook Calamari Steaks in a Frying Pan

by
author image Melynda Sorrels
Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.
How to Cook Calamari Steaks in a Frying Pan
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Whether you’re a seafood fanatic or just looking for a healthy dinner alternative to the usual chicken, pork and beef, calamari is something new to bring to the table. Low in calories and high in protein, calamari offers a subtle flavor that goes well with almost anything you serve with it. Cooking calamari steaks in a frying pan offers a simple method to get these steaks to your table quickly.

Step 1

How to Cook Calamari Steaks in a Frying Pan
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Rinse off the calamari steaks under cool running water.

Step 2

How to Cook Calamari Steaks in a Frying Pan
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Preheat 2 to 3 tbsp. of olive oil in the frying pan over medium heat.

Step 3

How to Cook Calamari Steaks in a Frying Pan
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Dip the calamari in milk or water and coat it with seasoned breadcrumbs, cornmeal or flour depending up preference. If you prefer no breading on the steaks, coat them with olive oil and season them with salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice and other desired seasonings.

Step 4

How to Cook Calamari Steaks in a Frying Pan
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Set the calamari steaks into the hot oil gently to avoid getting splattered with hot oil and allow them to cook for 3 to 5 minutes before flipping them over.

Step 5

How to Cook Calamari Steaks in a Frying Pan
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Cook the calamari for 10 to 15 minutes turning them over every few minutes so that they cook evenly.

Step 6

How to Cook Calamari Steaks in a Frying Pan
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Insert a meat thermometer into the steaks when you think they are done. When the thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the steaks from the frying pan and transfer onto plates to be served immediately.

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