A delicious take on everyone's two favorite appetizers - Buffalo wings and fried calamari! Fresh, homemade calamari drizzled with blue cheese and hot sauce, topped with a cooling tomato relish. Hard to give a serving size, as my daughter Evan and I finish a whole recipe between us, or I'll make a plate for myself (only) as an entree! The beauty is, you can adjust just about all of the ingredients to taste!


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30 mins
5 mins
35 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Tomato Relish:


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine flour, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a resealable plastic bag and shake to combine. Add calamari and make sure all pieces are coated.

  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium to medium-high heat to 395 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • While oil heats, combine tomatoes, onion, and celery in a bowl. Set tomato relish aside.

  • Shake excess flour from calamari and drop calamari into the hot oil in batches. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute per batch. Drain on paper towels. Transfer cooked calamari to a serving plate.

  • Top with crumbled blue cheese, blue cheese salad dressing, hot sauce, and a sprinkling of tomato relish.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

887 calories; protein 22.5g; carbohydrates 36.8g; fat 72.9g; cholesterol 239mg; sodium 1270mg. Full Nutrition