Salt & Pepper Calamari


Fish Recipes


  • 2 x 200g calamari tubes, fresh or frozen
  • . cup corn flour
  • . cup rice flour
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 Tbsp mixed peppercorns, freshly ground
  • Olive oil spray

Method (click to mark as completed)

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

  1. Clean the calamari tubes, then slice down the long edge to open out like a book. Using a sharp knife, gently score the inside of the calamari tubes in a criss-cross pattern, making sure not to cut all the way through. Once scored, cut the calamari into 3cm pieces, including the tentacles if using.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Toss half the calamari pieces in the flour mixture to coat well. Spread pieces evenly over the air fry rack, criss-cross pattern facing down, and spray lightly with oil spray.
  3. Transfer to the middle shelf of the toaster oven and cook on air fry mode for 5 minutes, shaking the rack every now and then for even cooking. Calamari should be lightly golden and curled up when cooked. Be careful not to overcook the calamari, as it can become tough.
  4. Repeat with remaining calamari and flour mixture. Serve with a dipping sauce or herb salad.

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