- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
Calamari w/ Smashed Cucumber Salad with Lemon and Celery Salt
Match our smashed cucumber salad with shortfin calamari rings for a fantastic shared plate or starter! Salt will intensify the flavour of the cucumbers so better results are achieved the longer you leave the salt to absorb into the cucumbers. Scale the cucumber salad for the session and cook the calamari rings to order. Cook, serve and plate can then be completed in about 5 minutes. A great dish for pubs and hotels.
For the smashed cucumber salad with lemon and celery salt
Gently smash cucumbers with a rolling pin or the back of a heavy knife just to break open. Tear into irregular 4cm pieces and place in a medium bowl; season lightly with salt. Let sit at least 5 minutes and up to 1 hour. Meanwhile, whisk lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, and ¼ tsp celery salt in a medium bowl to combine; season dressing with salt. Drain cucumbers, discarding any liquid they have released. Add to bowl with dressing and toss several times to coat. Sprinkle with more celery salt.
For the MSC Certified Shortfin Calamari Rings
Deep fry 180C 2-2.5 minutes
In our calamari w/ smashed cucumber salad with lemon and celery salt we use Pacific West’s MSC Lightly Crumbed Shortfin Calamari Rings.
Sourced off the east coast of north America between the Sea of Labrador and the Florida Straits, our lightly crumbed shortfin calamari rings have been MSC Certified. Northern shortfin squid are one of only two squid species in the world that are currently certified as MSC.
NB – The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) aims to recognise and reward efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.Add to Favourites