Calamari with Garlic Lime Mayonnaise

 

for the calamari
oil (as needed depending on size of pan)
500 grams frozen squid, tubes and tentacles
2 cups breadcrumbs
2 tbls cornmeal
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg

for the garlic lime mayonnaise
½ clove garlic
1/2 lime rind and juice
100g mayonnaise

  • Cut the thawed squid into 1 cm rings.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan.
  • Put the cornmeal, breadcrumbs and salt into a plastic freezer bag.
  • Dip the squid pieces in the beaten egg.
  • Then  place in the bag to coat.
  • When the oil is hot enough, fry the squid in batches till golden and crunchy,  takes a  couple of minutes.
  • Grate garlic into the mayonnaise, add the juice and ring of the lime. stir to mix, and then serve with the fried squid.

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