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Okay, so here’s the deal with squid. It really isn’t the cutest thing in the sea. It looks exactly like Kang and Kudos (the aliens from The Simpsons). I mean it REALLY isn’t visually appealing. However, a few months ago I was dining with friends at  a Chinese restaurant and we decided to try something different so we went with squid. After one bite into it I kissed goodbye to chicken and all other meats (temporarily of course!). I’ve never been a huge fan of seafood but this is D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!  Here’s the recipe:

What you’ll need:

– 1 Chilli green pepper (finely chopped)

– 1 Chilli red pepper ( finely chopped)

– 1 small onion ( finely chopped)

– 1 tbsp of salt

– Chilli powder ( to preference)

– 1 1/2 cup of corn flour

– 1 1/2 cup of plain flour

– 2 medium eggs

– 250g of squid

– 2 cups of vegetable oil

 * Put flour, cornflour and eggs into individual bowls.

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1. Firstly line up the squid, flour, eggs and cornflour.

2. Pour vegetable oil into deep fryer, pan, hot wok (whatever it is you use) and leave it for 4-5 minutes to heat up.

3. Add a tablespoon of salt to the portion of squid and massage it in.

4. Now it’s time to make the crispy batter. Grab 2 pieces of squid , loosely twist them together. Then dip the squids firstly into flour, then eggs and lastly roll it in corn flour. Repeat this process with the whole portion.  FLOUR —> EGGS —> CORNFLOUR.

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5. Place the pieces of squid into fryer and leave to cook for approx 3 – 4 minutes or until golden.

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6.  For the salt and pepper flavour: Put salt, peppers and chilli powder into a separate pan with 1 tbsp of vegetable oil and leave it to heat up.

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7. Once it’s heated combine it all together with a spatula and then add in the crispy squid.

8. Stir it slowly in the pan for around 5 minutes and then it’s ready to be served!

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Love,  Genie In The Kitchen.


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