Buttermilk Calamari

Buttermilk Calamari
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  • Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup Self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Medium Curry Powder
  • 2 tsp thyme (optional)
  • 500g calamari
  • B-well Canola oil, to fry
  • Garlic parsley mayonnaise dip:
  • ½ Cup B-well Original Tangy Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 Cup (80ml) Cream
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • Chopped parsley


  1. Pour buttermilk into a bowl with the calamari, set aside for 15 minutes. This will help tenderize the calamari.
  2. Pour a bottle of B-well canola oil into a deep, heavy based pot and heat it up, until its hot.
  3. Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Drain the calamari and coat in the flour mixture, immediately fry in batches for 45 seconds to a minute or until golden in colour.
  4. Using a slotted spoon carefully remove the calamari from the oil and drain on kitchen paper.

Mayonnaise Dip:

  1. Mix all the mayonnaise ingredients together in a bowl and serve with calamari and a wedge of lemon.

Credits to: bwellfoods.co.za