Fried calamari

Fried calamari

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • Pescatarian
  • 10 minutes, plus 1 hour’s marinating time
  • 20 minutes


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 T Woolworths Cajun seasoning   
  • 500 g frozen calamari rings, thawed  
  • 70 g flour
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 
  • oil, for deep-frying  
  • lemon wegdes, for serving 
  • Woolworths tartare sauce, for serving 

Cooking Instructions

1. Mix the buttermilk and Cajun seasoning, then marinate for 1 hour.
2. Strain, season the flour with salt and pepper, then toss the calamari in the flour.
3. Heat the oil and deep fry over a medium heat until golden brown. Season while hot and serve with lemon wedges and tartare sauce.

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Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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