Mel's Salt & Pepper Squid
25 mins (prep 15, cooking 10)
11 ingredients
2-6 servings
I introduced my friends and family to salt and pepper squid at our local Chinese restaurant. Now it doesn't matter which Chinese restaurant we go to - this is the only dish that we order 2 serves of. This tasty version I adapted from Neil Perry's recipe (appears on the Australian Lifestyle channel website). I found the tempura batter a great substitute for the rice flour.

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  • 10 -20 small dried red chilies (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons szechuan peppercorns
  • 500 g rice flour (or tempura flour, i used tempura batter instead)
  • 1 kg squid, tubes cut in half so it flat,then into strips. they will curl in the oil
  • 500 ml peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coriander, chopped (i don't add this)
  • 2 limes (cut in half for squeezing, i don't add this either, but it would be nice!!!!!)


Serving Size (1057.77 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 3756.34 Calories from Fat 2444.85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 271.65g 835.84%
Saturated Fat 40.43g 404.31%
Trans Fat 0.02g %
Cholesterol 1172.25mg 781.5%
Sodium 519.72mg 43.31%
Total Carbohydrate 232.85g 155.23%
Dietary Fiber 9.68 g 77.4%
Sugars 1.99 g %
Protein 95.6g 382.39%
Vitamin A 1168.65IU% Vitamin C 27.58mg%
Calcium 198.16mg% Iron 5.4mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried red chilies, szechuan peppercorns