Salt and Sichuan peppered squid with lemon aioli

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.

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This salt and pepper flour is great with oysters and other fish too, here we had some boar fish.

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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

 

Lemon aioli
1 egg
350 ml oil
10 ml white vinegar
2 lemons
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

 

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And Pink eye chips are the best, great with the homemade Aioli too!

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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!

Mayonnaise, Aioli, seafood sauce, tartare sauce, dill mayo & Honey mustard mayo

 

The only bad thing about making your own mayonnaise is wanting to eat it with everything it tastes so good!

Basic mayo
1 egg
½ tsp Dijon mustard
tablespoon white vinegar
pinch salt
pinch pepper
200 ml (approx.) Extra Virgin Olive oil

Traditionally we just just the yolk to use mayo but then what do we do with the whites? for home cooking I just use the whole egg and it works out fine! Whisk the eggs, mustard and vinegar together and while still whisking fast pour the oil in a slow drizzle until all combined and thick season with the salt and pepper. Or use a food processor or blender

In the thermomix put the egg, mustard, salt and pepper and vinegar in the bowl blend speed 4 slowly pour the oil in in a slow drizzle until thick, can pour onto the lid with the mc on and wiggle the mc up a little to make the slow stream.

Tartare add one tablespoon of each chopped gherkins, capers and lemon juice to mayo

Aioli add 2 blended cloves of garlic to the eggs and vinegar before starting, or whole garlic cloves in the thermomix at the start with the eggs

Caper balsamic substitute the white vinegar with balsamic vinegar and add 2 tablespoons of chopped cappers

Dill mayonnaise add 2 tablespoons of dill to the mayonnaise

Seafood sauce add 1 tablespoon tomato sauce, ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce and a few drops to your liking of tobasco sauce to the mayonnaise

Honey mustard mayonnaise (awesome with salmon or chicken!!) Add 2 tablespoons honey and an extra teaspoon of Dijon to the eggs and vinegar before adding the oil

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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!

Pinkeyes and homemade Aioli

Buggar the CSIRO diet this week! I couldn’t resist the “freshly dug pinkeye” sign in copping on the weekend.

I used the potatoes to make the most delicious salmon salad with home made aioli, if you have never made your own aioli or mayonnaise it’s a must try, it tastes so better than a packaged.

The Potatoes where so fresh that the skin almost all peeled off with a wipe of a cloth. To cook the potatoes, clean them by giving them a scrub or scrap with a butter knife, the fresher the potatoes makes them easier to clean. Pink eyes that have been stored for a long period almost need to be peeled. Cover with water in pot with a lid and let simmer for about 25 minutes (depending on the size of the potato) drain and cool.

Aioli
1 large clove garlic
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon white vinegar
350 approx ml olive oil
salt and pepper

 

In the blender or TM, Crush the garlic, add yolk, vinegar and blend (with TM add butterfly speed 4) and very slowly add the oil in a thin stream, season with the salt and pepper.

For the salad, I served the diced cooled potatoes tossed with aioli, chives, parsley and a tin of tassal roast salmon. Simple.