Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Low Fat Crispy Calamari & Spicy Harissa Mayo

The slow baking of the calamari makes the squid really tender, avoiding the normally rubbery texture of over cooked calamari when deep fried. It's simply a bonus that this method of cooking calamari is way lighter on calories. Meaning more to gobble up!

There is a 'messy finger' situation when prepping them, but totally worth the 'Worzel Gummidge' finger tips.

Serves 2


  • 2 Squid pockets (frozen is fine and defrost overnight in the fridge)
  • Panko Japanese Breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup of flour
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 egg
Harissa Mayo
  • low fat good quality mayo
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • salt/pepper
  • a tsp of harrisa paste (you could use ketchup if you don't like spicy flavours, as harissa is big on heat)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, and prepare a baking tray lined with parchment paper, sprayed with low fat cooking spray 
  2. Cut the squid pocket into rings
  3. Combine the cumin powder, salt and pepper to the flour and put in shallow bowl
  4. break up the egg and put in another shallow bowl
  5. Put the panko breadcrumbs in yet a another bowl
  6. Dip the squid rings one at a time into the flour mixture, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs and place them in single layer on baking tray.
  7. Baked for 18-20 minutes
  8. For the mayo, combine the mayo, lemon juice, salt and pepper and harrisa paste. Transfer to a clean bowl for serving.
  9. Place the rings in a bowl along side the spicy mayo and dig in. I guarantee you will be left wanting more!

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