Salt and Pepper Calamari with Watermelon and Mint Salad (Serves 4)
4 calamari tubes
½ seedless watermelon
1 bunch mint
20ml balsamic glaze
20g Chinese 5 Spice Mix
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Cracked pepper to taste
Canola oil for deep frying
Clean and prepare calamari tubes into pineapple cut; then portion each tube into eight triangles.
Cut watermelon into 3mm cubes and chop mint, combine mint and watermelon.
Combine cornflour and Chinese 5 Spice, mix together for dusting the calamari.
Dust calamari triangles with cornflour mix.
Deep fry calamari triangles and drain them on paper towel. Dust with salt and pepper to taste.
Place watermelon and mint salad in the centre of the plate and carefully place deep fried calamari on top.
Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve with half a lime.
Garnish with mint sprig.