Calamari, Scallops and Lemon Fritto Misto Recipe

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This is a delicious, easy to prepare Italian antipasto. Make sure you serve it hot. Close your eyes and imagine you are in a small Italian restaurant near the beach in southern Italy. This is better than 98% of the calamari you'll ever order in a US restaurant - guaranteed. Yum!

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Servings: 4



  1. Pour oil into a deep pan (3-5 inches deep). Use a basket or strainer for frying if you have one. Heat over medium until just smoking. (around 360-375 F)
  2. In a wide bowl, mix 1/2 calamari,1/2 lemon slices, and 1/2 scallops. Sprinkle with 1 cup cornstarch and salt toss with your hands.
  3. Place the mixture into the basket or carefully into the oil if no basket, shaking off any excess cornstarch into the bowl. Place the basket into the hot oil.
  4. Fry about 1 minute until golden brown and crispy. Remove the fritto to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Immediately repeat, combining the remaining lemons, calamari, scallops, and cornstarch.
  5. Season the fritto with kosher salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately with fresh lemon wedges.


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  • John Spottiswood
    I'm a sucker for fried Calamari and this was some of the lightest and most tasty I have had. The lemons fried along with the Calamari and Scallops give it a wonderful flavor.
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    • Nancy Miyasaki
      Really light and delicious. Also quick and easy to cook!
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