Fried Calamari and Baby Octopus Salad

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 25 minutes
  • 2 servings

Seafood may seem like an extravagant choice, but you could very well make it a semi-regular meal in your kitchen. Don’t make it too fancy. You can deep-fry the calamari and baby octopus and skip the French fries as a side. Integrate the deep-fried seafood in a salad, with some cucumber, carrot, and zucchini, to remind you of the French fry crunch. Last final touches: some chili and coriander, to make the flavors more diverse.

Ingredients Needed for Fried Calamari and Baby Octopus Salad

    2 squids 4 baby octopuses ½ cup flour salt pepper vegetable oil for frying 1 cucumber, long shreds ½ zucchini, long shreds 1 red chili coriander 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon chili paste

How to Make Fried Calamari and Baby Octopus Salad

  1. Score the squid, slice it in halves, and thinly slice it. Slice the baby octopus in halves.
  2. Season the flour with herb salt and pepper and use it to coat the seafood. Strain them of the excess flour.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Deep-fry the flour coated seafood for 2-3 minutes until golden and crispy.
  4. Grab a large salad bowl and add the carrot, cucumber, and zucchini. Add the red chili, coriander, salt, white wine vinegar, and olive oil.
  5. Mix the salad using your hands, and top it with the deep-fried seafood.

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