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Squid with Chilli and Garlic, Crisp Lettuce


  • 2 medium calamari

  • 2 egg whites

  • ½ cup rice flour

  • 1 hd garlic peeled & sliced

  • 2 tsp flaked salt

  • 2 tsp white pepper

  • ½ bc spring onions sliced finely

  • 2 thin red chilis chopped

  • 60 ml peanut oil

  • 1 iceberg lettuce washed peeled apart

  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped

  • 1 cucumber sliced


  • 1.

    Prepare the calamari, score and cut into 4 cm strips.

  • 2.

    Hat the oil in a wok over a medium flame and fry the garlic until golden. Drain and reserve the garlic on kitchen towel.

  • 3.

    Beat the egg white and place the calamari into the egg white lift out and toss through the flour. Then the flaked salt and pepper.

  • 4.

    Turn the heat up to high, and place the calamari into the hot garlic oil, fry until crisp and remove and drain onto kitchen towel.

  • 5.

    Fry the spring onions, chili and ginger for a few seconds in the wok add the calamari back into the wok and throw in the spring onions. Add the garlic and coriander. Toss in the wok and tip out onto a plate.

  • 6.

    Serve with the crisp lettuce and cucumber.

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Posted by Dianne126Report
I thought on the show that Gary poached the squid for a few seconds in boiling water unless this is a different recipe. Also would like to know if you score the inside or outside of the squid or does this matter.
Posted by AngieReport
He put the squid in boiling water where he added a little vinegar then he dried it with paper towels before frying . He also scored the squid first.
Posted by KMcBReport
Fresh alive fiavours! Yummy! will make again!