Here are some great Paleo, low carbohydrate recipes from dinner that we made this weekend. As you can see, even my 1 year old loves them! They make a really great finger food. This type of Paleo meal is not one that you should have all the time since it is fried. However, this is a great Paleo meal for the weekends or a cheap, romantic date night in.
Pork Dust Calamari:
- 2 cups pork dust
- 1 cup arrowroot starch
- 3 eggs
- 2 TBSP milk of choice/cream
- 1 lb sustainable calamari
- frying oil of choice (ghee, lard, etc.)
- Heat oil on medium high heat. You will need to put enough in a pot to come up the sides at least an inch or two.
- Dry calamari with a paper towel.
- Place arrowroot starch in one bowl. Then, mix the egg and milk in a second. Third, measure the pork dust into a bowl.
- Dip in the arrowroot starch, and shake off excess.
- Dip in bowl of 3 eggs and milk mixture
- Dip in pork dust.
- Place the calamari on a baking sheet until you are ready to fry them in batches.
- Take pan to the fryer, and using tongs, place calamari into the oil. Make sure the oil is hot before you do this. You can check by dropping a sprinkle of starch or pork dust into the oil. It will sizzle if it is hot enough.
- Cook for one minute and remove. The calamari should be crisp and golden brown. Fry them in batches so that the pan is not overcrowded. If there are too many in there, the temperature of the oil will go down, and you will have mushy calamari.
- Eat while warm!
Serrano Honey Salad:
- 4 cups spinach
- 1/4 cup dried cherries
- 2 TBSP honey goat cheese
- 2 TBSP walnuts
- 1 cup tomatoes
- 1/2 cup cucumber
- 2 TBSP serrano honey vinegar
- 4 TBSP olive oil
- Make dressing of vinegar and oil (1:2 ratio)
- Chop cucumbers and tomatoes.
- Place spinach in a bowl. Top with tomatoes, cucumbers, dried cherries. walnuts, and goat cheese.
- Toss the salad with the dressing.