Thursday, May 27, 2004

The squid I used last night to cook Calamari.  Posted by Hello

As you can tell Blogger has photo options now. So I can put up more pictures. I am still trying to figure it out.

The Calamari Fritti with Marinara sauce was the appetizer and for dinner I made Chicken Cacciatore*. I did not use the biscuits in this particular recipe. Wednesday night we had Pot Pies. I used ground turkey instead of beef for that particular recipe. I think I like Tuesday's Pot Pie a lot better. The turkey bits were whole and the sauce was creamed chicken soup.

I don't usually make an appetizer. It's one main meal with salad. But, Niel loved the Calamari Fritti. It tasted a bit fishy to me. I guess because the squid I brought from the Asian market was so fresh. So I think I might soak the squid in lemon juice(I got this tip from a coworker)next time to take out the fishy taste. There was also black watery stuff oozing out of the squid, which I know is expected, but still grossed me out. The skeleton of the squid looked like plastic. It was very clear. I don't really know, maybe the fish monger put plastic in the squid to make it straight?

*Chicken Cacciatore(a la Pillsbury)
2.5 to 3 lb cut up frying chicken
1/2 medium green pepper, cut into strips
2 cups fresh mushrooms
1 jar spaghetti sauce(I used crushed and added Italian seasonings)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon oregano leaves crushed

Heat oven to 375 F. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium high heat until hot. Add chicken and cook until browned on both sides. Place browned chicken in ungreased baking dish and top with veggies, sauce and seasonings. Cover with foil and cook for 45 minutes.


niel said...

I see you figured out the "hello" thing. cool isn't it. And yes the Calamari was AWESOME!

foodiechickie said...

Yeah sort of. And it is neat! Glad you enjoyed the Calamari!

LadyGypsy said...

I've eaten calamari all my life (Italian mamma and grandma) but I've never seen a raw squid. Kudos to you for dealing with a raw one. With bones. And black goo! You're hardcore!

Love the new dotty template, by the way!

foodiechickie said...


curlygirl said...

I love Calamari and of course the Chicken Cacciatore sounds great. All your meals ALWAYS sound great. Like I've said before I have to be more daring and try some of these recipes.

oh by the way it's so great that you can post pictures now.

foodiechickie said...

Thanks I love the picture option. Trust me I mess up plenty of meals. Someone wise once told me the cook is only as good as the recipe.