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Aussie Style Calamari

  • 29/06/2005
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 6
  • 45 min

Australians love fresh calamari as much as any other coastline country. Calamari are quite mild tasting, however the taste is formed by various marinades used, which also softens the calamari.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg calamari, cut in rings
  • Frying oil
  • Marinade:
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vegeta Chicken Stock Powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Batter:
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground pepper
  • Serving:
  • 250 g fresh cucumber, sliced
  • 100 ml sweet chilli sauce
  • Coriander, grounded

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Marinade: Combine eggs, Vegeta Chicken Stock Powder, garlic, ginger and soy sauce. Mix well.
  2. 2.
    Place calamari into the marinade and let stand for an hour.
  3. 3.
    Battering: add salt and pepper to flour and mix.
  4. 4.
    Remove the calamari from marinade and place handfuls of rings in the flour and coat them well. Fry in hot oil for a few minutes.
  5. 5.
    Serving: Arrange cucumber slices on a plate and in the centre place fried calamari.
  6. 6.
    Just before serving top with sweet chilli sauce.

Serving

Serve hot, sprinkled with coriander.

Tip

When frying the calamari it is important that not too many are cooked at once, as they will stick together.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 527 / 2.203 - -
Fat g 15,81 - -
Carbohydrates g 54,73 - -
Dietary fibre g 3,22 - -
Protein g 38,62 - -
Sodium g 5,10 0 0
Vitamin A μg 586,16 15 12
Vitamin D μg 19,66 10 10
Vitamin C mg 11,56 15 13
Niacin mg 14,66 105 73
Potassium mg 714,36 19 19
Calcium mg 183,33 18 18
Phosphorous mg 671,02 84 84

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)