Five Spice Calamari with Wasabi Mayo

Seafood
Sides/Snacks

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4

Wasabi mayo typically goes with prawns. BUT this time round we decided to pair it with one of our FAVOURITE BEER FOODS – Calamari!
Other than the usual salt and pepper, we added five spice powder to the batter which imparts a more sophisticated flavour to the dish.
Last but not least, the recipe for this HOT, REFRESHING and TANGY wasabi mayo dipping sauce goes well with so many dishes and will make you want more!
*Note* To get the calamari to really crispy – fry them in small batches!

Ingredients

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large calamari aka squid (skinned and cleaned)
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large calamari aka squid (skinned and cleaned)
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stalk
stalk
spring onion (chopped)
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stalk
stalk
spring onion (chopped)
Oil for deep-frying
Oil for deep-frying

Batter

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cup
cup
cornstarch
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cup
cup
cornstarch
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cup
cup
plain flour
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cup
cup
plain flour
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tsp
tsp
five spice powder
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tsp
tsp
five spice powder
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
pepper
0.00
tsp
tsp
pepper
0.00
egg
0.00
egg
0.00
cup
cup
water
0.00
cup
cup
water

Wasabi Mayo

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cup
cup
japanese mayo
0.00
cup
cup
japanese mayo
0.00
g
g
wasabi (adjust to taste)
0.00
g
g
wasabi (adjust to taste)
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
honey (adjust to taste)
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tbsp
tbsp
honey (adjust to taste)
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
Juice from ½ a lemon
Juice from ½ a lemon

Steps

1

Skin and remove insides from 3 large calamari
Skin and remove insides from 3 large calamari
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2

Cut calamari into rings
Cut calamari into rings
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3

To make batter sift ¾ cup cornstarch,
To make batter sift ¾ cup cornstarch,
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4

¼ cup plain flour,
¼ cup plain flour,
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5

add 1 tsp five spice powder,
add 1 tsp five spice powder,
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6

½ tsp salt,
½ tsp salt,
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7

¼ tsp pepper,
¼ tsp pepper,
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8

1 egg,
1 egg,
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9

and ¼ cup water
and ¼ cup water
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10

Mix well and add in calamari rings
Mix well and add in calamari rings
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11

Coat the squid rings with the batter evenly
Coat the squid rings with the batter evenly
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12

Heat enough oil in a wok, deep-fry calamari rings until golden brown
Heat enough oil in a wok, deep-fry calamari rings until golden brown
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13

Drain and set aside
Drain and set aside
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14

To make wasabi mayo, mix ½ cup japanese mayo,
To make wasabi mayo, mix ½ cup japanese mayo,
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15

20g wasabi (adjust to taste),
20g wasabi (adjust to taste),
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16

2-3 tbsp honey (adjust to taste),
2-3 tbsp honey (adjust to taste),
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17

1 tbsp light soy sauce,
1 tbsp light soy sauce,
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18

Juice from ½ a lemon,
Juice from ½ a lemon,
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19

Mix well and set aside,
Mix well and set aside,
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20

Drizzle 2 tbsp of wasabi mayo over the fried calamari rings
Drizzle 2 tbsp of wasabi mayo over the fried calamari rings
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21

Sprinkle chopped spring onions and toss evenly
Sprinkle chopped spring onions and toss evenly
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22

Serve with lemon slices and wasabi mayo
Serve with lemon slices and wasabi mayo
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