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Crispy Asian Fried Calamari - With spicy sprout salad

Source: Chef Willie Bumanglag, Embassy Vacation Resort, Kaanapali

Crispy Asian Fried Calamari

3 oz calamari, in bite size pieces
¼ C seasoned flour
3 oz ginger orange marmalade glace
3 oz spicy sprout salad
1 oz infused oil
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Ginger Orange Marmalade

1 tsp each chopped cilantro, chopped mint, Thai basil
1 T ginger, minced
1 tsp shallots, minced
1 C fresh orange juice + zest of 1 orange pinch chili flakes or Hawaiian chili
½ C orange marmalade

In a medium skillet, saute ginger, shallots and chili flakes. Deglaze with orange juice and reduce. Add orange marmalade and simmer at low heat. Stir in all other ingredients; set aside.

Spicy Sprout Salad

2 oz kaiware sprouts
½ oz each carrot swirls, julienne cucumber, pickled ginger
1 oz chopped peanuts mint leaves, cilantro leaves, Thai basil leaves
½ C sliced Chinese cabbage pickled ginger Asian seasonings

Toss all ingredients together and chill for 15 minutes.

Assembly: Heat vegetable oil in medium wok. Wet calamari pieces with water; roll in seasoned flour. Cook in hot oil until golden; drain on paper towel. In a bowl, toss calamari with orange marmalade glaze. Place spicy sprout salad in center of a salad plate, place calamari on top of salad, drizzle sauce around inner rim of plate. Sprikle sesame seeds on salad and drizzle infused oil on dish. (Serves one)

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