Crispy Calamari Sandwich With Smoked Paprika Florida Orange Mayonnaise

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts
Serving size4
Amount per serving
Calories
884
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat45.8g 59%
    • Saturated Fat13g 65%
    • Trans Fat1.7g
  • Cholesterol164mg 55%
  • Sodium883mg 38%
  • Total Carbohydrate59.1g 21%
    • Dietary Fiber2.9g 10%
    • Total Sugars7.5g 15%
  • Protein58.3g 117%
  • Vitamin A1793mcg 199%
  • Vitamin C10.4mg 12%
  • Calcium228mg 18%
  • Iron9.1mg 51%
  • Thiamin0.8mg 67%
  • Folate164mcg 41%
  • Potassium1127mg 24%
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

For Crispy Calamari:

  • 2 lbs. calamari, cut into ½-inch thick rings
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 quart canola oil

For Smoked Paprika Florida Orange Mayonnaise:

  • 2 tbsp. Florida Orange Juice
  • ½ tsp. Florida Orange zest
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika

For Assembly:

  • 2 baguettes
  • ½ lemon
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves

Preparation

To Prepare Smoked Paprika Florida Orange Mayonnaise:

Crispy Calamari Sandwich With Smoked Paprika Florida Orange Mayonnaise

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix thoroughly and set aside.

To Prepare Crispy Calamari:

Crispy Calamari Sandwich With Smoked Paprika Florida Orange Mayonnaise

1. Pour buttermilk over calamari and marinate for 30 minutes.

2. Fill a large pot ⅓ full with canola oil and heat oil to 375° F.

3. Drain buttermilk from calamari. Place flour in a large bowl and toss calamari in flour to coat. Shake calamari in a colander to remove any excess flour.

4. Carefully place calamari in hot oil, frying until golden brown. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Keep warm.

5. To assemble, split baguettes and toast in a 350° F oven.

6. Generously spread cut sides of baguette with Smoked Paprika Florida Orange Mayonnaise.

7. Place spinach leaves and Crispy Calamari on bottom halves of baguettes, then squeeze with fresh lemon.

8. Replace baguette tops and cut into thirds. Serve immediately.