Fried Calamari with Lemon Aioli

A classic dinner. Salt and pepper fried calamari with a luscious lemon aioli. Fried Calamari with Lemon Aioli HANDS-ON TIME 25 min | TOTAL TIME 30 min | SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS Lemon aioli 1 ½ cups whole-egg mayonnaise 2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 garlic clove, minced Fried calamari ⅓ cup flour 1 ½ tsp sea salt flakes 1 ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper Vegetable oil, for deep-frying 2 kilograms baby calamari, cleaned, hoods sliced into rings 80 grams rocket 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 250 grams baby Lebanese cucumbers, thinly shaved lengthways 1 lemon, halved METHOD Lemon aioli COMBINE ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside. Salt & pepper  fried calamari COMBINE flour, salt and pepper in a large bowl. FILL a large wok one-third full with oil. Heat to 180°C (or until a cube of bread turns golden in 10 seconds). WORKING in batches, toss calamari in flour mixture, shaking off any excess. Fry calamari for 2 minutes or until golden and just tender. Drain on paper towel. COMBINE rocket, onion and cucumber in a serving bowl. Serve calamari with salad, lemon aioli and lemon halves.   Tip from the team: … Continue reading Fried Calamari with Lemon Aioli