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Article: SALT AND PEPPER CALAMARI

SALT AND PEPPER CALAMARI

SALT AND PEPPER CALAMARI

Salt and pepper calamari has become a beloved dish in Australian culture, reflecting the nation's diverse culinary preferences and love for seafood. Creating a simple and healthy salt and pepper calamari allows you to enjoy this delicious dish without compromising on nutritional value.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 kg cleaned calamari/squid tubes or rings
  • 1 cup cornflour (or plain flour)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of caster sugar
  • Pinch cinnamon and Chinese five spice (optional)

RECIPE

  1. Prepare the calamari by scoring the inner surface and cutting it into 3cm x 6cm pieces or using calamari rings as an alternative.
  2. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  3. Coat the calamari in the mixture.
  4. Shake off any excess coating and deep-fry the calamari in vegetable oil at 180°C for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Drain the fried calamari on a paper towel and serve promptly.
  6. Pair it with sweet chili dipping sauce, seafood sauce or tartare sauce for a delightful meal.

This is a recipe from Master Fish Merchants' Association of Australia