Salt and Pepper Squid

Salt and Pepper Squid

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"This is a delicious and simple recipe for squid. Lightly coated in sea salt and pepper seasoned flour and then fried to perfection. Perfect for a hot summer's meal served with a fresh garden salad."


15 m servings 1294 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1294 kcal
  • 65%
  • Fat:
  • 83.3 g
  • 128%
  • Carbs:
  • 110.1g
  • 36%
  • Protein:
  • 24.2 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 261 mg
  • 87%
  • Sodium:
  • 5403 mg
  • 216%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Slice the calamari tubes down one side and open them up to lay flat. Score the insides with a knife in a cross-hatch pattern. Set aside.
  2. Heat a small skillet over high heat with no oil. Add the peppercorns, and toast for a few minutes, stirring constantly, until they start to sizzle and pop. Remove them from the pan and set aside. Add the salt to the pan and cook over high heat until it has turned a gray color. Remove from the heat.
  3. Grind the salt and pepper with a mortar and pestle or spice grinder until it becomes a fine powder. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag and mix with flour and cornstarch.
  4. Heat the oil in a wok or heavy skillet over high heat until very hot. Place a few pieces of squid at a time into the bag and shake to coat. Shake off excess and quickly fry them in the oil until browned, turning once. Each one should take about 30 seconds. Serve and eat immediately.
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  1. 16 Ratings


I had to give this a rating even though I failed to add the key ingredients because it still turned out so well. Due to grandma's inability to eat anything remotely spicy, I did not add the pep...

simple yet effective. I found this recipe to be a great base to work from. I added a tsp of cayenne pepper to my flour mixture which gave the squid a nice kick. I also made a chili garlic sauce ...

This was so easy -I also added some chilli flakes to give it an extra kick.It tasted just like our local chinese resturant here in Sydney - only better!

A very good recipie. It should be recommended to calimari lovers.

I did not care for this recipe. I was very excited to make it because I love squid.....but all I could taste was cornstarch. I was curious why the recipe even called for it....just flour seasone...

squid and pepper only but very deli!

I found this dish to be ok, it didn't have enough flavour for my liking. Next time I will use half the amount of flour and double the pepper.

I think I am doing something wrong. I am looking to duplicate the pepper salted squid served on Sandy Blvd in Portland Oregon (Thien Hong) I have moved to Texas so I can't ask them. I am usin...

Quite good and easy. I didn't have time or energy to cook the salt and pepper beforehand so I just added them to flour and cornstarch uncooked and coated both squid and some shrimp. I lightly ...