Calamari is one of our favorite appetizers to get when we go out to dinner. I also like making them at home for half the cost! I wanted to try something a little different with fresher ingredients instead of the usual maranara sauce. The thing I liked about this sauce is that you could use it for other things. I would like to try it on fish, fried shrimp or chicken fingers, it really did inspire me to find other uses for it.
Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce
(Adapted from Tampa Maid's Breded Calamari Rings box)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup tomato puree
1 garlic clove, minced
2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Mix thoroughly, chill and serve.