I finally got my first squid for the year, it is so tasty when fresh! My Husband has recently got a new (old) fishing boat, we are so lucky where we live to be able to get so much fresh food. I didn’t catch any the day we went but he got a few when he was fishing for carp a few days later.
This salt and pepper flour is great with oysters and other fish too, here we had some boar fish.
4 squid tubes (and legs if you like them)
2 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon Sichuan pepper (or ground white or black pepper)
Oil for deep or shallow frying
350 ml oil
10 ml white vinegar
1 clove garlic
Salt and pepper
To make the aioli: blend the egg, vinegar, juice and zest of the lemon, garlic and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, then slowly add the oil in a slow drizzle.
Clean the fresh squid by removing the head and guts and pulling all the skin from the tube, remove the cartilage and flaps.
Cut the squid tube into squid rings about 1 cm thick or score by cutting the tube down one side so that you can open it and lay it down flat. Make incisions halfway through the flesh side of the flat squid tube on angle 5ml apart and then slice the squid tube into 2cm pieces. Put flour and salt and pepper into a plastic bag and give it a shake then add squid and give it a good shake so that all the tubes are covered.
Pan Fry over medium heat in a heavy based pan with a light covering of oil turning regular until golden brown and cooked or Deep fry in oil 170 C for approximately 2-3 minutes and drain for a minute serve with the aioli
And Pink eye chips are the best, great with the homemade Aioli too!
Like this recipe? Find more in my first cookbook The Real Food for Kids Cookbook. When you cook this please let me know how you go with it and share it with your friends!