Salt & Pepper Calamari with a Couple of Spicy Friends

Salt and Pepper Calamari with Saffron

Salt and Pepper Calamari with Saffron & More

Certain dishes are guaranteed favourites whether dining out, making a mid-week dinner for the family or hosting friends on the weekend. Salt & Pepper Calamari is one of those dishes. With our Salt & Pepper Calamari + Saffron blend we have done the hard work of grinding and combining spices for you and delivered a perfect blend ideal for calamari or any type of seafood.


• Premium Persian Saffron
• Ideal for any seafood; calamari, fish, prawns or scallops
• Easy to open re-sealable pouch also keeps the spice blend fresh


Recipe: Salt & Pepper Calamari with a couple of spicy friends
Enjoy this easy, delicious meal with just a handful of ingredients! You’ll need

  • 2 tablespoons of Salt & Pepper Calamari + Saffron spice blend
  • 4 small squid, clean and cut into bite-size pieces, scored in a crosshatch pattern 2 egg
  • Whites, lightly beaten
  • 2 long red chilli’s, seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • Half a cup of rice flour
  • Cooking oil of choice for deep frying
  • Lime or lemon wedges, to serve
  • Coriander, to serve
  • Optional, extra fresh chilli and/or fresh ginger - thinly sliced and fried

Method:

  1. After cutting the squid rinse, then dry with a paper towel.
  2. Combine the rice flour and Salt & Pepper calamari + Saffron mix and set to one side.
  3. Add the egg whites to a separate bowl and set to one side.
  4. Fill a pan or wok with around 5 cm of oil and heat on high.
  5. While the pan is heating dip the squid into the egg whites, then into the flour and spice mix, you could do this in a large zip lock bag to ensure even coverage.
  6. Shake off the excess, and deep fry in small batches, being sure not to overfill the pan so each piece can cook evenly.
  7. Add the cooked pieces to a large bowl.
  8. Quickly fry the spring onion and garlic in the oil (20 seconds max) and remove, drain on paper towel then stir it through the bowl of squid.
  9. Mix in the fresh sliced chilli and top with coriander to serve.
  10. Serve with a fresh green salad as a nice raw balance, or if you’re feeling the need for chips homemade fries or wedges baked in the oven are great.

Tip: For some extra Saffron love try serving our Saffron Honey in a little pot on the table, it’s a sweet/savoury delight perfect for dipping calamari!

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