Salt and pepper calamari

A quick and easy midweek meal.
recipe, seafood, dinner

Recipe from: 3 November 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 20 min


  • 50
  • 50
    self-raising flour
  • 1/2
    dried chilli flakes
  • 1
  • 2
  • Sea salt and crushed black pepper
  • 450
    calamari rings
  • 2
    egg whites
  • Oil, for deep-frying
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2
  • 1
    garlic clove, crushed
  • 5
    flatleaf parsley, chopped
Servings: Change Serving


In a bowl toss together cornflour, flour, chilli, paprika and turmeric. Add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp crushed black pepper.

Whisk the egg whites till frothy, dip calamari into egg whites then into flour.

Heat the oil and fry the calamari rings for 30–45 seconds until golden brown, drain on paper towel, sprinkle with additional salt and pepper.

For the sauce:

Mix together the mayo, garlic and parsley.

To serve:

Serve calamari rings hot with garlic mayo and lemon wedges.

Text and image:Fairlady

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