Paprika Crumbed Calamari

Paprika Crumbed Calamari
PREP TIME 10 MINS
COOK TIME 5 MINS
SERVES 4-6

Paprika Crumbed Calamari

Looking for a great light meal option to go with the sweet & tangy thousand island dressing? Try these crunchy spiced calamari rings, they are full of flavour and easy to prepare.

PREP TIME 10 MINS
COOK TIME 5 MINS
SERVES 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 500g fresh calamari, cut into 1 cm thick rings
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp. MasterFoods™  Paprika Ground
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • ⅓ cup MasterFoods™ Thousand Island Dressing
  • Lemon wedges and green salad, to serve

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat the oil in wok or deep pan ready for frying and pre-heat oven to 150°C. Add the smoked paprika the flour and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Set up a dredging station with seasoned flour, eggs, and panko breadcrumbs alongside each other. Add calamari rings a few at a time first into the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs, shaking off the excess.
  3. Fry rings in batches for 2-3 minutes until golden, then transfer to a wire rack set over a baking tray. Sprinkle over paprika and place in the oven to keep warm until all rings are cooked.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges, fresh green salad and Thousand Island dressing on the side.

 

Tips:

  • To save time the coating and prep can be done in advance and chilled until ready to cook.
  • Also great with MasterFoods™ Tartare Sauce or MasterFoods™ Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce.