Coconut Flour Dusted Calamari

It’s almost summer her in Arizona, and we are looking for lighter, but satisfying lunches like this great tasting coconut flour dusted calamari.

Server this with some of your favorite light white wine, we prefer Arizona Stronghold Tazi as a pairing.

This is so easy to make and will make you and everyone happy!

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The best part of this dish is that you can improvise as you see fit to make it work.

  • we made about 15 tentacles, but you can make tentacles and body if you like
  • in a mixing bowl, add:
    • 1/2 cup of coconut flour
    • sea salt to taste
    • fresh cracked pepper to taste
    • 1/8 cup of fresh finely chopped cilantro
    • pinch of cayenne (0nly for the brave)
  • get 1 cup of coconut oil and heat to medium in a wok type pan, heat to high, but be careful when emerging the calamari, they will spit oil, cover with a spatter catcher
  • 1/2 lemon juice for the end to sprinkle

Add all ingredients together in a bowl and stir well, fold calamari in and shake off well before frying it – be careful not to get too much coconut flour into oil, as it will make then soggy NOT crispy.  Slow fry better, always!!!

Enjoy and live well! Jo n Henry


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Erol Irez says:

    Hi Josephine, thanks for the recipe. My son loves fried calamari and we will try this at home.
    I believe Coconut flour is not for those on the induction or ongoing weight loss phases of a low-carb diet, right? I am still working on reaching Henry’s mandate of no starch until 15% body fat.


    1. Hello Erol! It really depends on the quantity and how often. Coconut flour is high in fiber and is better then almond flour as almond flour is high in omega 6. I would recommend staying fairly low for now if you are still trying to drop weight, but make sure to get good fat and if you have carbs, eat the right ones such as coconut flour, sweet potato, yucca, etc. … all of course after a work out so that your body can burn it for fuel.

      Great to see you on this forum! and so happy that you are still on the paleo way of life. Have a great week – Jo


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