My son has a liking for squid and calamari. Some time back, when we had dinner at Kuala Selangor after visiting the Firefly Sanctuary we had a dish of fried baby squid in mayonaisse. He really enjoyed that and so when he saw some baby squid on sale at our local market, he got very excited and asked The Lovely Wife if she could buy some and make it for him.
Neither of us have ever cooked baby squid before but how were we to refuse? The Lovely Wife asked the fishmonger how to clean the squid and he said to just "rinse the squid and then pull the head out."
The Lovely Wife decided she was just going to fry the squid and serve it with lemon as another of both our childrens favourites is nothing other than lemon (or lime). Don't ask me where they get this from but they just love sucking on the sour fruit and squeezing lemon or lime all over their food...
The Lovely Wife surfed for some recipe ideas and found a simple Greek styled recipe for fried squid with lemon. It's really so simple that you don't even need a recipe but this is what she did.
A whole heap of baby squid!
Wash and clean the baby squid - removing its head. Season with a little salt. Dredge the squid in plain flour till nicely covered. Fry till golden. Serve with lemon wedges.
How easy is that I ask you!
My son really enjoyed the baby squid and promptly told his maternal grandmother later than night how much he had liked it. He had one complaint though and that was "I told Mummy that she didn't buy enough and I was right. Can you buy some for me and make it tomorrow?"