Calamares Atacados por Piranas Bidimensionales

Fried Squid with Tomatillo Salsa

Preparation info
  • Serves


    Appears in
    Everything on the Table

    By Colman Andrews

    Published 1992

    • About

    This was one of my favorite of Jimmy Schmidt’s fancifully named dishes at the original Denver Rattlesnake Club.


    • 6 ripe tomatillos, husked, rinsed, peeled, and diced
    • 3 or 4 scallions, trimmed and minced
    • 2 or 3


    Combine tomatillos, half the scallions, parsley, lime juice, and half the salt in a small bowl. Stir in olive oil and add Tabasco sauce to taste. Set aside.

    Fill a deep skillet or Dutch oven with corn or canola oil to a depth of about 3 inches and warm over medium-high heat until temperature reaches about 350° or oil begins to crackle.

    Meanwhile, mix flour, red pepper flakes, an