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Traditional Mauritius Calamar Croustillant

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Traditional Mauritius Calamar Croustillant

Calamar croustillant is a traditional seafood dish originating from Mauritius. It consists of crispy-fried squid pieces.

The dish is made with a combination of squid rings, flour, breadcrumbs, eggs, crushed garlic paste, and cornstarch. 

Calamar croustillant is traditionally served as an appetizer with garlic mayonnaise or hot chili sauce on the side.

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

2 Squids, Cleaned and Washed

1 Egg

Pepper

1 tablespoon Garlic Powder

1 tablespoon Garlic Paste

salt to taste

3 tablespoons Water.

1/2 Cup Cornflour

COATING:

1 Cup Self Raising Flour

Pepper

Salt to taste

1 tablespoon Paprika

1 tablespoon Garlic Powder

1 tablespoon Onion Powder

Oil for Deep Frying

LEMON MAYONNAISE:

1 Cup of Mayonnaise

Juice of half a lemon

Pinch of paprika

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE TRADITIONAL MAURITIUS CALAMAR CROUSTILLANT

In a large bowl, clean and wash 2 squids and cut into halves. Then cut into equal strips

In a separate bowl, crack in egg, add pepper, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, then stir in salt to taste and add 1 tablespoon of garlic paste. Mix well

Add 1/2 cup cornflour or any starch. Add 3 tablespoons of water. Whisk until well combined. Add in the squids. Cover and chill for 2 hours

Put 1 cup of self raising flour in a bowl. Add pepper, 1 tablespoon paprika, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder and add salt to taste. Mix well

Remove the squids. Coat the quids into the flour mixture

Heat some oil in pot over medium high heat until hot. Deep fry the squids for 3-4 minutes until golden colour. Serve hot

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Lemon Mayonnaise:

In a bowl, add 1 cup of mayonnaise. Add 1 teaspoon of garlic paste.

Add juice of half a lemon. Mix well

Sprinkle some paprika

 

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Traditional Mauritius Calamar Croustillant

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Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 100 calories 5 grams fat

Ingredients

2 Squids, Cleaned and Washed
1 Egg
Pepper
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 tablespoon Garlic Paste
salt to taste
3 tablespoons Water.
1/2 Cup Cornflour
COATING:
1 Cup Self Raising Flour
Pepper
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon Paprika
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 tablespoon Onion Powder
Oil for Deep Frying
LEMON MAYONNAISE:
1 Cup of Mayonnaise
Juice of half a lemon
Pinch of paprika

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, clean and wash 2 squids and cut into halves. Then cut into equal strips
  • In a separate bowl, crack in egg, add pepper, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, then stir in salt to taste and add 1 tablespoon of garlic paste. Mix well
  • Add 1/2 cup cornflour or any starch. Add 3 tablespoons of water. Whisk until well combined. Add in the squids. Cover and chill for 2 hours
  • Put 1 cup of self raising flour in a bowl. Add pepper, 1 tablespoon paprika, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder and add salt to taste. Mix well
  • Remove the squids. Coat the quids into the flour mixture
  • Heat some oil in pot over medium high heat until hot. Deep fry the squids for 3-4 minutes until golden colour. Serve hot
  • Lemon Mayonnaise:
  • In a bowl, add 1 cup of mayonnaise. Add 1 teaspoon of garlic paste.
  • Add juice of half a lemon. Mix well
  • Sprinkle some paprika
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