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Grilled Cajun Calamari

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These grilled calamari are marinated in a spicy Cajun seasoning prepared with paprika, thyme, cayenne pepper and lime.

Served with a side of vegetables and brown rice, this recipe is a healthy and balanced meal packed with proteins, in under 500 calories.

Health

Time

40m

Cost

Nutrients

450 kcal

Carbs 67 grams

Sugars 10 grams

Total Fats 10 grams

Saturates 2 grams

Fibers 6 grams

Proteins 25 grams

Nutrients Data

The nutrients information on this page refers to a 2000 Kcal daily intake diet.

Each nutrient has a progress bar. A full progress bar represents the total allowance for the nutrient, based on a 500 Kcal meal.

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Carbs, Sugars, Total Fats, Saturates
Less than 50% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Between 50% and 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
More than 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Fibers, Proteins
More than 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Between 25% and 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Less than 25% of recommended intake for a meal
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Good for Diets

  • Alcohol-Free
  • Pescatarian

Contains Allergens

  • Fish
  • Celery

Servings

4

Step 1

In a bowl combine lime and lemon juice, one tablespoon of oil, crushed garlic, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, paprika, and black pepper. Set the squid tentacles aside and marinate the calamari in the Cajun seasoning.

Ingredients List

Vegetable Side

Onion1
Celery90g
Green or Red Peppers380g
Fresh Tomatoes380g
Chilli Powder0.5tsp

To Serve

Wholegrain Rice260g
Fresh Parsleyto taste

Cajun Marinade

Lime1
Lemon1
Extra Virgin Olive Oil2tbsp
Garlic Cloves2
Oregano0.5tbsp
Thyme0.5tbsp
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Paprika0.5tbsp
Black Pepper0.25tsp
Squid420g
Step 2

In a saucepan, cook the rice for 15 minutes, drain excess water, and then set aside.

Ingredients List

Vegetable Side

Onion1
Celery90g
Green or Red Peppers380g
Fresh Tomatoes380g
Chilli Powder0.5tsp

To Serve

Wholegrain Rice260g
Fresh Parsleyto taste

Cajun Marinade

Lime1
Lemon1
Extra Virgin Olive Oil2tbsp
Garlic Cloves2
Oregano0.5tbsp
Thyme0.5tbsp
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Paprika0.5tbsp
Black Pepper0.25tsp
Squid420g
Step 3

Next, sear the marinated calamari in a grill pan for one to two minutes.

Ingredients List

Vegetable Side

Onion1
Celery90g
Green or Red Peppers380g
Fresh Tomatoes380g
Chilli Powder0.5tsp

To Serve

Wholegrain Rice260g
Fresh Parsleyto taste

Cajun Marinade

Lime1
Lemon1
Extra Virgin Olive Oil2tbsp
Garlic Cloves2
Oregano0.5tbsp
Thyme0.5tbsp
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Paprika0.5tbsp
Black Pepper0.25tsp
Squid420g
Step 4

In a skillet, sizzle one tablespoon of oil with chopped celery and onions. Then, add diced peppers and tomatoes and the calamari tentacles.

Ingredients List

Vegetable Side

Onion1
Celery90g
Green or Red Peppers380g
Fresh Tomatoes380g
Chilli Powder0.5tsp

To Serve

Wholegrain Rice260g
Fresh Parsleyto taste

Cajun Marinade

Lime1
Lemon1
Extra Virgin Olive Oil2tbsp
Garlic Cloves2
Oregano0.5tbsp
Thyme0.5tbsp
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Paprika0.5tbsp
Black Pepper0.25tsp
Squid420g
Step 4

Season with salt and chilli powder, pour in any leftover Cajun marinade and cook for 10 minutes.

Ingredients List

Vegetable Side

Onion1
Celery90g
Green or Red Peppers380g
Fresh Tomatoes380g
Chilli Powder0.5tsp

To Serve

Wholegrain Rice260g
Fresh Parsleyto taste

Cajun Marinade

Lime1
Lemon1
Extra Virgin Olive Oil2tbsp
Garlic Cloves2
Oregano0.5tbsp
Thyme0.5tbsp
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Paprika0.5tbsp
Black Pepper0.25tsp
Squid420g
Step 5

Prepare each serving with the cooked rice, vegetable side, and grilled calamari. Finally, garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Ingredients List

Vegetable Side

Onion1
Celery90g
Green or Red Peppers380g
Fresh Tomatoes380g
Chilli Powder0.5tsp

To Serve

Wholegrain Rice260g
Fresh Parsleyto taste

Cajun Marinade

Lime1
Lemon1
Extra Virgin Olive Oil2tbsp
Garlic Cloves2
Oregano0.5tbsp
Thyme0.5tbsp
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Paprika0.5tbsp
Black Pepper0.25tsp
Squid420g

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