The trick to getting calamari tender so the littlies don't complain about it being chewy etc is to marinate it first. I learnt this trick from my mum, she would gut the whole squid into rings and then marinate in a combination of kiwi fruit, milk and garlic.
There’s nothing quite like the briny taste of olives stuffed with plump pimentos, breaded and fried to a crisp finish. It’s the perfect flavor and texture pairing. These Fried Olives with Garlic Aioli for dipping are the most snack-able thing I’ve ever known.