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Salt and Pepper Squid Tentacle

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Here is my version of a quick salt and pepper squid recipe. It made a nice addition to dinner.


I used a handful of tentacles, cleaned and cut into smaller pieces. I then ground my Chinese 5 spice powder in a mortar and pestle.  5 spice traditionally consists of star anise, fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon and Sichuan peppercorns. I didn't have cinnamon sticks so just used powder instead. I also added celery salt, coriander seeds and chilli flakes but this is non traditional. If just using 5 spice powder, add some salt for taste.


I ground to a medium texture then mixed in with the squid then mixed in cornflour till a thick coating formed then fried in olive oil. Some versions serve with chilli and spring onion flash fried and sprinkled on top but I was too hungry to bother. I enjoyed this dish with jasmine rice.



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Kelvin do you know if the 5 SPICE Mix that was used can be purchased from a store in a jar or we need to buy and mix the ingredients as you have?.  We had a cook who did squid tentnicles when I worked on the boats that were oarson, I have tried but never got it right.  Thanks.  .

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