One of the things I love about tuna is that it can taste like meat if you cook it right. So when I originally tried this menu Spicy Tuna Stuffed Squid Tempura by Jennifer Yu of Use Real Butter (by the way, she has AWESOME photos on her website!), I thought, wow, it was amazing! It tasted just like dumpling fillings that my roommate always make using pork and chive. I recommend trying out the original recipe (fried and all!)
I’ve been on a healthy kick diet, refraining from fried and buttery food but I was just craving this dish!
So I thought, well, what if I used less flour with more panko and baked it! Tada!
So follow the instruction from Use Real Butter. I abstained by adding mayo because I absolutely hate it with a passion. And I didn’t realize I ran out of sriracha sauce, I used chili garlic sauce, and halved the recipe since I wasn’t paying attention when I bought the squid, thinking, wow, what a great price I got…it’s because they are tiny. But (!) since they are smaller, they were easier to cut and much softer to chew on.
I rubbed the squid in egg, and 1/8 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of panko, and some cajun spice for a nice kick. I set it to bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
If you’re wondering what to do with the egg, don’t throw it out! Use it again to make steamed eggs!