Salt and pepper squid
Try our Chinese-inspired twist on classic calamari with this speedy salt and pepper squid recipe. Ready in under half an hour and perfect for entertaining, this quick lunch or dinner combines crispy-coated squid with a fresh veg salad and punchy dressing for an easy, healthy way to cook squid at home.
- To make the salad, mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Mix the dressing ingredients together in a small jug and set aside.
- On a large plate, mix together the flour, crushed chillies (if using), a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of ground black pepper.
- Heat a large frying pan with half the oil. Coat the squid rings completely in the flour, then drop half into the pan. Space the squid out and fry for 1 min before moving, then turn and cook and for 2 mins more until cooked through. Tip onto a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain, season well and add a squeeze of lime juice. Add the remaining oil to the pan and repeat with the remaining squid.
- Pour the dressing onto the salad and toss to fully combine. Serve with the squid and eat straightaway.
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