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Spice-mixed calamari


Spice-mixed calamari (PHOTO: Drum)

Ingredients 12
Servings 4
Time 10 min

Ingredients

  • 15
    ml
    ground ginger
  • 15
    ml
    chicken stock powder
  • 5
    ml
    salt
  • 5
    ml
    five-spice powder
  • 30
    ml
    self-raising flour
  • oil for frying
  • 500
    g
    fresh baby calamari, cleaned and dried
  • 80
    ml
    cornflour
  • 4
    spring onions, chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 7,5
    ml
    cider vinegar
 

Method

8 min
 

1 SPICE MIX

Combine the ginger, stock powder, salt and five-spice in a small bowl and set aside.

2 CALAMARI

In a large mixing bowl, combine the self-raising flour with 15 ml (1 tbsp) oil and 5 ml (1 tsp) water to make a paste. Add the calamari pieces and tentacles and mix to coat well. Sprinkle with cornflour until all the pieces are dry.

3 Heat the rest of the oil in a pot over medium heat and fry the calamari in small batches until it is done, golden and crisp.

4 Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels. In the same pan, with most of the oil drained, add the spring onions, garlic and chilli and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until aromatic.

5 Return the calamari to the pan and add 10 ml (2 tsp) spice mixture and toss well. Add the vinegar, toss and serve immediately

 

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