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Calamari with Citrus & Garlic Mayo

prep 10 mins cook 10 mins
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • large pinch of chilli flakes
  • 8 calamari tubes, cut into rings
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 100 ml (3½ fl oz) olive oil
  • finely grated rind and juice of ½ lime or lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped herbs, such as fresh coriander and parsley

Make the citrus and garlic mayonnaise. Put the garlic, egg yolk and lime or lemon juice and rind in a food processor or blender, process and then gradually pour in the oil, while still blending, to give a thick mayonnaise. Stir through the herbs.

Mix together the flour and chilli flakes and coat the calamari. Heat a little oil in a frying pan. Add the calamari and fry in batches until golden. Toss with the lemon juice. Serve the calamari with spoonfuls of the mayonnaise and a green salad, if liked.

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