Salt & Pepper Squid

Here’s a tasty little treat to satisfy your appetite or accompany a feed of fish. This S & P squid recipe gets its kick from a hint of Chinese five-spice.

 

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Ingredients

 

Cleaned squid tubes (cut into rings or scored strips)
Plain flour
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice
Fresh lemon and Aioli to serve

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat deep fryer to med-hot

 

2. Combine the flour, salt, chilli powder, pepper, and Chinese five-spice in a freezer bag on a plate. Add the squid and coat

 

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3. Cook batches of squid in the deep fryer for 2-3 minutes until the coating turns a crisp golden brown. Drain well on paper towel

 

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4. Serve hot with fresh lemon and Aioli

 

Extra Notes

  • Sweet chilli sauce with a dash of soy is a nice accompaniment
  • Great as a side dish or entree
  • For cleaner hands and less dish washing, mix ingredients in a freezer bag
  • Can also dip the squid in egg before coating
  • Additional seasoning before eating is not required