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Calamari with Citrus Mayonnaise

Calamari with Citrus Mayonnaise
Written by ClareW

Calamari with Citrus Mayonnaise is such a superb dish that is both easy to prepare and so tasty. Your guests will be asking for more every time. The hit of paprika or cayenne in the coating gives a subtle warmth while the citrus mayonnaise packs the lemon punch. All round a gorgeous dish that is ideal as a starter or appertizer/canape.

Calamari with Citrus Mayonnaise

Calamari with Citrus Mayonnaise

An amazingly tasty starter or appetizer to get the taste buds working.
4.71 from 62 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Canapes, Starter
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Calamari, Fry, Mayonnaise, Seafood
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 1006kcal



  • I usually purchase a cheats method of prepared calamari but if you prefer fresh then your fishmonger can prepare them for you.
  • Put the squid rings into a bowl and add the milk.
  • Remove the rings from the ,milk and shake off the excess.
  • In a separate dish, combine the paprika and cayenne pepper with the flour and mix well.
  • Dip the calamari into the mixture so that they are lightly covered.
  • In a large frying pan, add the vegetable oil and heat to 160–170ºC/ 325ºF.
  • As a guide, I use enough oil for each piece of the calamari to cook in with space from the next piece. About 4 inches is good in my 8inch pan.
  • Naturally, if you have a deep fat fryer then even better and the oil can be used again.
  • Carefully place the calamari in the fat in batch so not to pack the pan.
  • Deep fry the calamari until lovely and golden brown.
  • Whilst they are cooking, spoon the mayonnaise into a serving dish and add the lemon juice. Stir in well.
  • When all of the calamari is cooked, serve immediately with the mayonnaise dip for a satisfying and tasty dish.


Sodium: 585mg | Calcium: 241mg | Vitamin C: 23mg | Vitamin A: 617IU | Sugar: 9g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 763mg | Cholesterol: 451mg | Calories: 1006kcal | Saturated Fat: 12g | Fat: 60g | Protein: 41g | Carbohydrates: 73g | Iron: 5mg