Curried Calamari and Green Beans

Well, being excited about my new blog.  Thought I would try a new recipe out for supper.  Changed a few things to taste and this is what I came up with.  My husband and I both enjoyed…and well the kids…they had chicken quesidillas (still can’t get them to try squid).  Anyway, here is the recipe, I am also going to attempt to upload a photo of our meal.

Curried Calamari and Green Beans

 – 1 pound calamari (cleaned and cut into rings)
 – 1/2 pound green beans (washed and tips trimmed)
 – 1/4 cup of almonds or pine nuts lightly toasted (I used sliced almonds)
 – 3 tbsp of oil (I used grapeseed oil, veg oil would work fine too)
 – 4 tsp of curry powder
 – 1 tsp cumin
 – 1/2 tsp sugar
 – 3 garlic cloves (minced)
 – 2 tbsp cilantro or fresh italian parsley (I used cilantro)
 – 1/2 lemon
 – dash hot sauce (optional)

Place calamari along with 1 tbsp of the oil, 3 tsp of the curry powder, sugar and salt in a bowl.  Mix well.  I let mine marinate for a few hours in the fridge, but you can also use right away.  Heat remaining oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat until oil just starts to smoke.  Add calamari and stir fry for a minute or so.  Then add garlic, green beans, remaining curry powder and cumin.  Stir fry until the green beans have softened slightly but are still bright green (about 4-5 mins).

Remove from heat toss with cilantro or parsley and almonds or pine nuts squeeze fresh lemon over all.  Add hot sauce if you like to taste.

Serves 4

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