Salt and Pepper Squid
No question...salt and pepper squid is a firm favourite in Australia across the nation. It may even be called one of Australia's national dishes despite its origin being Chinese. We do love our seafood here in this country. And in the summertime even more so. We were lucky enough to create this recipe for the Murray River Salt Flakes book early in 2022. I have been craving it ever since and although I can easily make it of course, I am always onto the next thing and the next! So take a minute, put this on your list and make sure you have it on regular rotation. That tamarind sauce can go the distance. YUM!
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- 500 Grams fresh squid rings or tubes cut into strips
- 1 Tablespoon shaoxing wine
- 1/2 Teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 Cup plain flour
- 1/2 Cup semolina
- 1/2 Cup Coarse Polenta
- 1 Tablespoon pink salt flakes BUY
- 1 Tablespoon white pepper plus more for after frying
- 1 Teaspoon dried red chilli flakes
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) for frying BUY
- 1 brown onion peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 Green Chilli(es)
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 Tablespoons tamarind paste/puree
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 3 Tablespoons honey BUY
- 3 Tablespoons water
- 1 Pinch pink salt flakes BUY
- 2 carrots, peeled and julienned
- 1 capsicum/bell pepper red, julienned
- 3 spring onions, julienned
- 1 red chilli julienned
Place the squid in a bowl and add the shaoxing wine and sesame oil. Stir to combine and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
Coat squid in the flour mixture and cook in batches in hot oil. place cooked squid on paper towel and while hot sprinkle extra salt and white pepper on them. Continue cooking in batches until they're all cooked.
To make the Tamarind Sauce, place onion, chilli and garlic in the Thermomix bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 6. Sauté 5 min/Varoma/speed 1. Add remaining ingredients and cook 25 min/Varoma/speed 1.
Toss all salad ingredients to combine.
To serve plate up squid with a side of salad and tamarind sauce.
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