Fresh Calamari Salad

Fresh, light and quick, this easy seafood salad is a delightful al fresco supper to share with friends before going out for the night. Serve with well chilled, crisp white wine to start the fun filled evening.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serve: 4

Ingredients

1 packet Crumbed Calamari  (We love United Food Co.)
Avocado cooking oil for shallow frying
2 bulbs baby fennel (we love The Fresh Grower)
2 baby cos lettuce (we love The Fresh Grower)
A handful Italian parsley, chopped (we love Superb Herb)
¼ cup caper berries, drained(we love Delmaine)
½ fresh red chilli, seeds removed and sliced
1 punnet of tomatoes (we love Beekist)
For the dressing
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp wholegrain mustard
½ small red onion, sliced thinly
1 tbsp kamahi honey (we love Airborne Honey)
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp extra virgin avocado oil (we love Olivado)
Extra parsley to garnish

We like to serve well chilled Ara Sauvignon Blanc to accompany this tasty and fragrant Caramali Salad.  


Method

  1. Cook the calamari according to the packet instructions. Deep or shallow fry or cook in the oven. Set aside.
  2. Remove the base and cut the stalk from each fennel bulb. Halve the bulbs and remove the cores. Using a sharp knife, vegetable peeler or mandolin, shave the fennel into thin slices. Wash and separate the cos lettuce. Tear into bite size pieces. Drain well.
  3. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Arrange the lettuce and fennel on a serving plate. Sprinkle with caper berries, parsley  and chilli. Pour over the dressing. Top with calamari and garnish with some extra parsley.
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