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Calamari salad with torn lettuce

You'll need

  •  
  • Salad
  • 500 gm
  • cleaned calamari
  • 5
  • lettuce leaves (such as oakleaf), torn
  •  
  • Mustard dressing
  • 2 tbsp
  • rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp
  • mustard powder mixed with 1 tbsp water, to taste
  • 1 tbsp
  • finely shredded ginger
  • 1 tbsp
  • Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tbsp
  • sesame oil
  • 2 tsp
  • chilli oil
  • 2 tsp
  • sugar

Method

  • 01
  • Score the calamari on the inside in a criss-cross pattern. Cut into bite-sized pieces and set aside while making the dressing.
  • 02
  • Mix the dressing ingredients in a bowl large enough to hold the calamari and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. In a pot of boiling salted water, blanch the calamari for 20-25 seconds – the timing depends on the thickness of the calamari. As soon as they curl, remove using a slotted spoon and drain well. Add calamari to dressing, toss to coat, add lettuce and serve immediately.

This salad is similar to a Western warm salad in that the dressing is mixed through while the calamari is still warm. The good thing about this dish is that it is so simple to prepare and the flavours are utterly delicious. Small calamari is best for this recipe. This dressing is perfect for prawns and scallops, too.

At A Glance

  • Serves 2 people
  • 10 min preparation
  • 15 min cooking
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At A Glance

  • Serves 2 people
  • 10 min preparation
  • 15 min cooking

Featured in

Sep 2007

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