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Calamari with Lemon and Garlic Mayonnaise

Cook for a teen party with a twist of tapas to please the masses!

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 15 minutes
    •    Cook time: 5 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 6


    •    lemon wedges, to serve
    •    Alfa One rice bran oil, for shallow frying
    •    800g small cleaned calamari hoods, halved lengthways

Lemon and garlic mayonnaise:

    •    2 tsps lemon juice
    •    1/2 garlic clove, crushed
    •    1/2 cup whole egg mayonnaise


  1. Make lemon and garlic mayonnaise Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice and garlic in a bowl.
  2. Score inside flesh of calamari hoods in a criss-cross pattern. Cut into 7cm pieces.
  3. Pour oil into a large, heavy-based frying pan to cover base. Heat over medium-high heat. Cook calamari, turning, for 3 minutes or until curled and just cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with mayonnaise mixture and lemon wedges.

This great family recipe is thanks to Taste Recipes at


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