Calamari Rings / Tentacles

10.6 oz
UPC: 094776217755
Item#: 285894

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Save time and hassle with these pre-cut Wholey Calamari Rings/Tentacles! Cook ’em, grill ’em, fry ’em, throw them in a pan with some oil and spices, and you’ve got yourself an amazing dinner. For passionate seafood lovers, Calamari Rings are a true delicacy!

Tender Wholey Calamari Rings shine with just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes on the stove. Serve with lemon wedges for acidity and crusty bread for sopping up any leftover garlic-butter sauce. The Wholey Calamari Rings can be prepared in a number of different ways, though, including marinating the rings overnight before use. These marinated rings can then be dredged in flour — they are usually wet enough to not require buttermilk or egg — and then deep fried. The Calamari Rings are typically fried at very high temperature for only one or two minutes, which is long enough to get the batter or flour crispy and to cook the calamari without making it tough.

Processed in Thailand by select packers expressly for Wholey, our Calamari Rings offer ultimate convenience for chefs and home cooks looking for a ready-to-use seafood in one convenient pack. The mix is vacuum packed to seal in fresh taste.




Prep Instructions

THAW: In package in refrigerator overnight or in cold water for about 30 minutes before cooking.


Serves 2

  • 1 pack Wholey Calamari, thawed
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp. Salt plus more for serving
  • ½ tsp. Paprika, smoked or regular
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper
  • ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • 2 tsp. fresh Parsley, chopped

Place the calamari in a bowl with the buttermilk and stir to combine. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Heat 3-4 inches of oil in a large deep pot to 375 F. Place flour, salt, paprika, pepper and garlic powder in a medium bowl; stir to combine. Remove each piece of calamari from the buttermilk and dredge in the flour. Repeat the process until all pieces are coated. Place 8-10 pieces of calamari in the oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove calamari from oil and drain on paper towels. Repeat the process with the remaining calamari. Sprinkle additional salt over the calamari if desired, and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.