FODMAP Recipe  

Salt and Pepper Squid



170g cornflour

2 tsp black pepper, cracked

2 tbsp ground Szechuan peppercorns, roughly crushed

sunflower or vegetable oil, for frying

400g squid, cleaned and cut into strips (see tips, below)

finely sliced scallion (spring onion ,green end only)

and red chilli, to serve

For the dipping sauce

1 red chilli, finely chopped

half cucumber, finely diced

1 tsp chopped chives

100ml rice wine vinegar

1 tbsp caster sugar

2 tsp fish sauce


To make the dipping sauce, mix all the ingredients in a small bowl until the sugar has dissolved, then set aside. Mix the cornflour  with both peppers and 2 tsp sea salt in a large bowl, then set aside. Line a tray with kitchen paper and make sure you have more salt to sprinkle with.

Heat about 7cm of oil to 180C in a deep fryer, wok or deep pan. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can test it with a cube of bread – it should brown in 20 secs. Coat the squid well with the cornflour mix and fry in batches for about 2 mins each or until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to lift out the squid, then drain on the kitchen paper and sprinkle with a little more salt. Serve the squid scattered with the spring onion and chilli, with the dipping sauce on the side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2011

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