Salt and Pepper Squid

Drew shares his recipe for spicy salt and pepper squid which goes great as a snack with family or friends.

Salt and Pepper Squid, Seafood, Recipe, Tasty, Spicy

Drew shares his recipe for spicy salt and pepper squid which goes great as a snack with family or friends.


1 kilo fresh Australian squid, skinned, gutted and cleaned - then cut into 2-3cm pieces

1 cup flour

1 cup corn starch

3 teaspoons Vegeta stock powder

1 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground white pepper

1 teaspoon of chicken stock powder


1) Heat oil in pan, enough to deep fry the squid

2) Mix all the dry ingredients together

3) Evenly coat one piece of calamari in the mixture and fry. Try this piece for flavour and add more salt and pepper to dry mixture if needed.

4) Fry the remainder of the calamari

5) Serve on a bed of coriander, with mayonnaise on the side

Crack open a bottle of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and enjoy!


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    20th May 2012
    Sounds delish,
    But did you know that Vegeta stock powder has a HUGE amount of sodium.
    An alternative healthier option is Massell stock powder which is vegetarian but is available in beef chicken and vegetable flavours.
    14th Dec 2012
    Sounds dumb I know, but what the **** is cornstarch? Equally puzzling is 'Vegeta'. From its name it must be a sort of make believe vegetable substitute for real stock. Anyway, I see that it's a rotten thing to use and so I should use Massell instead. It's all a puzzle to me as I only use OXO and rice flour. Anyway, good luck to anyone trying this
    22nd Dec 2012
    I can see you RichF do not do much cooking.
    20th Mar 2013
    Strangely enough I do all the cooking - and I don't mean just a fry up but I have never come across corn starch and nobody in my (admittedly small) local supermarket seems to know much about it either. The name seems vaguely U S of A so that may explain my lack of knowledge.
    20th Mar 2013
    Hello RichF,
    I think corn starch is the same as our corn flour, hope this helps.
    Wendy HK
    20th Mar 2013
    I can't wait to try this recipe.
    I believe corn starch is American for corn flour and Vegeta and chicken stock powder is very salty so I'll try leaving out the salt.
    Sounds yummy though!

    21st Oct 2014

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