Spicy Calamari with Martina’s Cocktail Sauce


Prep Time

10-15 minutes


Cooking Time

15 minutes



4 (appetizer)


Equipment Needed


cutting board


2 medium bowls

small sauce bowl

plastic wrap to cover bowls

baking sheet with paper towels




1 lb cleaned calamari, cut into rings tentacles left whole

2 cups flour

2 tsp salt 

1 tsp Martina’s Spicy Powder (optional, you may use paprika and cayenne as well)

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 tsp Martina’s Original Hot Sauce

vegetable or canola oil for frying

lemon and parsley for garnish

Martina’s Cocktail Sauce

1/4 cup ketchup

1 1/3 tbsp Martina’s Original

2 tsp horseradish

salt & pepper to taste




Step 1: Combined ketchup, hot sauce and horseradish in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.  Step 2: Clean, cut and dry the calamari. Place buttermilk and Martina’s Hot Sauce in a bowl. Toss in the calamari, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.  

Step 2: Place flour, salt and spice in a bowl; stir to combine. 

Step 3: Preheat frying oil in pot to 375 degrees.

Step 4: Remove pieces of calamari from the buttermilk and dredge in flour mixture. Repeat this process until all pieces are coated.

Step 5: Place a few pieces of calamari in the hot oil at a time. This is done to prevent oil temperature from dropping. Cook for about 2 – 3 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove and drain on the paper towel. Squeeze lemon, sprinkle with salt and fresh chopped parsley. Serve with the cocktail sauce and ENJOY!!!


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