Yield: 4 servings.
1 lb. Blount Premium Unbreaded Calamari Rings
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 cups milk
3 cups bread crumbs
1/2 cup fresh mango, chopped
1/2 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup fresh onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh jalapeño pepper, deseeded, chopped (optional)
1Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped fine
to taste, salt
Put all salsa ingredients in bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. In medium-size mixing bowl, mix flour and cornmeal together. In separate medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Pour bread crumbs into a third medium-size mixing bowl. Toss 1/3 of the calamari rings in flour and cornmeal mixture until they are well-coated. Shake off excess coating and put rings in the egg and milk mixture. Stir to coat well. Using a slotted spoon, drain calamari rings and put them into the bread crumbs. Note: Do not throw away egg and milk mixture.
Toss calamari rings in bread crumbs until-well-coated. Shake off excess bread crumbs and lay calamari rings in single layer on a baking sheet. Repeat steps 4 through 8 until all calamari have been breaded. Fry calamari in 375°F oil for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately, garnished with fruit salsa.
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