What's for Lunch? Crispy Calamares with Creamy Broccoli & Cauliflower | #CookwithYza

in Foodies Bee Hive2 months ago

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Hello foodies! They say that "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Do you agree?

I have always loved experimenting in the kitchen and trying out various recipes for the first time.

Today, I will share one of the recipes that I cooked this week. If you are having a hard time deciding what food to cook for today, hopefully these recipes will give you some ideas.

Crispy Calamares

It's one dish that my partner will always request that I cook. He is very fond of calamares, so it's always present on our monthly meal plan.
I used pinakurat na suka as the sauce for my calamares but most of the time it's mayo with catsup.


  • Squid
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Ground Pepper
  • Corn Starch
  • FlourCooking Oil
  • Egg
  • Bread crumbs


Clean and cut the squid into thin slices. I prep the squid by marinating it with garlic powder and paprika for at least 30 minutes, then combine it with salt and pepper.

Once done, add flour and corn starch to the squid and prepare to dip the squid in beaten egg and roll it over the bread crumbs.

The trick to cooking calamari is to either cook it quickly over high heat or slowly over low heat. Calamares tend to be rubbery and tough when they're overcooked. Also, make sure that the oil is hot enough before you place the calamares in.

Once cooked, remove it from the frying pan and transfer it to a plate with tissue to absorb the excess oil. Serve and enjoy!

Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Sautee Recipe

What goes better with our crispy calamares than a healthy veggie side dish? It's one of my go-to recipes that is very easy to cook.

Ingredients :

  • 5 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 onion diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Broccoli (broken into florets)
  • Cauliflower (broken into florets)
  • Potatoes cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (400 ml) all purpose cream (you can also use heavy or thickened cream)


Prepare a hot pan and sauté garlic and onions with butter.

Add the cut potatoes, mixed in with the all-purpose cream, then add the broccoli florets and cauliflower, and cook for 10 minutes, until the veggies are crisp-tender.

Reduce heat to low and let simmer for about 3–4 minutes while stirring occasionally, or until the sauce thickens to your liking. Add pepper and salt to taste.

You can also add in some herbs like rosemary or thyme, depending on your liking.

Once cooked, transfer the veggies to a plate and serve.

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And there you have it. Calamares with healthy and creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower on the side. A perfect meal for any day of the week. I hope you liked it.


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Mouthwatering foodie it must be! I like the looks and I am sure it is yummylisious.

Thank youuuu 😋 It super yummy, pero mas gusto papakin ni partner yung calamares kasi mas masarap daw kesa ulamin with kanin haha

Calamares is one of my favs!

Perfect meal combination! Bookmarking it in case I'm not lazy to cook calamari

Thankiiies 🤍 Yeah, prepping the calamari really do take some time and effort kung di lang talaga special request hehe #thingswedoforlove

it is a personal choice the food,however, the healthier and nutritious, the better

I totally agree or atleast we try and balance it out. Fast food is also hard to resist at times 😅

Though i don't know the food, it looks yummy. And preparation and the ingredients showed it all.

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it. Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!

Thank you

Give me some please aweee hahaah

Luto ta sa imong apartment puhon ❤️

Puhon hehe

I love the first statement LOL.
Well, that's so true. Though many find it a very difficult task to dedicate time in the kitchen for the family.
The meal looks so pleasant and yummy. From all I've read, you are sure a good cook, and your husband should have no excuse eating outside. Keep it up.

Thank you, My mom was the one who inspired me to cook. It's like one of our bonding moments, I'm just grateful I got a lot of good recipe and experience from her.

And yes, my hubby really does benefit from the cooking 😅

Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate it. You have a great day!

Yum! I love to eat broccoli, so all the items of broccoli that I like very much, seeing your broccoli recipe makes me want to eat it too.

Awwe, Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. Have a great day and thanks for dropping by. 🙂

You're welcome and you too have a great day.

looks yummy!! 🤤 parang lahat kaya mong gawin swerte nemen ni partner mo 😁 !pizza

Haha salamat 😅