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Home » Appetizer Recipes » Filipino Calamares Recipe (Fried Calamari with Lime)

Filipino Calamares is one of the Philippines most famous dishes, either with rice or with ice cold beer, as pulutan that is. It is also one of the easier Filipino dishes to cook. Perhaps this explains the increasing popularity of street vendors selling calamares nowadays.

Serves 5 to 6 person
Preparation time: 20 to 30 mins.
Cooking time: 20 to 25 mins

calamares recipe

Filipino Calamares Ingredients:

  • 1 kg medium sized Squid
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 cup oil
  • 5 pcs calamansi (lime) or  1 pc lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Filipino Calamares Cooking Instructions:

  • Clean the Squid, remove the head, ink sacs and tentacles discarded, outer purple skin peeled off and do not cut squid open.

  • Slice squid into ½ inch rings. Marinate in calamansi juice for about 15 minutes.

  • Dip squid rings in egg whites, then dredge in flour.

  • Heat oil in a wok and fry squid rings in hot oil a few pieces at a time until they turn golden yellow, about 1 minute. Do not overcook as this will make the squid tough.

  • Remove squid rings from the wok and drain on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Serve with Garlic Mayonnaise Dip as an appetizer.

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18 Responses

  1. Aneika

    November 7th, 2008 at 12:46 am


    i tried it and its not yummy. i think you dont have to mariade he squid to the calamansi juice for a long time. 10-15 mins maybe is enough. then u also have to add salt before cooking it. instead of egg white, how about trying it with egg yolks???

  2. wookie

    November 17th, 2008 at 4:57 am


    i’ll try this later.. it looks so yummy :)

  3. sheto

    January 21st, 2009 at 7:46 pm


    i tried this & its so yummmy….

  4. jessie

    April 20th, 2009 at 10:48 pm


    That is another master recipe. i will try it. have a nice day!

  5. tessa

    May 13th, 2009 at 9:39 pm


    thanks..this recipe was a big help for my finals..

  6. elyon

    June 19th, 2009 at 8:24 am


    wow this is a great recipe i will try it
    my mom and dad will be so happy this father’s day

  7. kitz

    December 5th, 2009 at 3:59 am


    yup its better if its with the yolk ang imust say combine the flour and the egg

  8. maribeth

    December 29th, 2009 at 11:23 am


    try this much more tasty and yummy….. marinate the squid with minced garlic, pepper, msg, and little calamasi juice then stir it by ur hand. leave for 15 minutes. then beat two eggs… put flour on it.. then soak the squid and fried it.

  9. kHaye.Lee

    January 3rd, 2010 at 4:43 am


    we tried this. it’s really tasty!:P

  10. jonedith

    January 12th, 2010 at 6:45 am


    it’s look yummy…i will try to cooked i hope my husband he would like the taste .i like pilipino style i am a filipina but my husband american.

  11. shydub

    February 21st, 2010 at 2:09 pm


    Thanks for the recipe.

  12. shantel

    July 1st, 2010 at 9:54 pm


    i will try this later…

  13. Dede

    May 30th, 2013 at 8:31 pm


    I love calamari but no one else in my family will eat it! It looks delicious though.

  14. Lexie Lane

    May 31st, 2013 at 12:25 am


    Oh yum! I’m filipino too so I love everything on your recipe lists! Definitely bookmarking your site for more!

  15. Elinor Semira

    October 12th, 2013 at 9:09 am


    my hubby loves pusit so i will try to cook this recipe for him. i didn’t know that this is as easy as 123.

  16. md Kennedy

    December 11th, 2013 at 11:00 am


    Isn’t it interesting how many of the same dish is popular all over the world in many different countries? This is very similar to the Greek kalamari I make quite often for my husband. What makes it a bit easier is using frozen (and defrosted) squid rings.

  17. Sheryl An Mungcal

    September 8th, 2014 at 8:27 am


    my favorite,.

  18. Rachel Mauffray

    April 10th, 2015 at 1:57 pm


    I love fried calamari. Every time I try to make it mine comes out rubbery. I’ve even tried to cook it very quickly to avoid the problem.

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