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Crispy calamari with saffron aioli sauce

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


  • Cut the calamari into rounds and then, put them in a bowl.
  • Add the sugar, salt, pepper, and mix. 
  • Place a deep pan along with the sunflower oil over high heat.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, corn starch, semolina, corn flour, salt, and mix with a spoon.
  • Take one calamari round at a time and dip it into the flour. Then, quickly dip it into a glass of water and again into the flour. In this way, they will become very crispy.
  • Put them into the hot oil in batches, and fry for 1 minute. Remove by using a slotted spoon and set aside.

For the sauce

  • In a mortar and pestle add the garlic and salt, and bash until the garlic becomes a paste.
  • Add the lime juice, the chili pepper finely chopped, saffron, mayonnaise, olive oil, and mix well.
  • Serve with lime slices, basil, mint, and paprika.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
19 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
21 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
11 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
13 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
58 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
7 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
17 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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