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Salt and Pepper Squid Recipe

There's nothing wrong with succumbing to the occasional takeaway, and I've recently been craving a lot of Chinese food. Our usual order includes Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls (for him) and Salt and Pepper Squid (for me).

The thing is, with seafood particularly, the portions can be rather parsimonious, so sometimes I'll crack out my wok and make a massive batch of my beloved S&P Squid just for me ...

Salt and Pepper Squid Recipe 

Serves 2-4

2 large whole squid, cleaned and prepared, cut into rings, or into triangles and then scored in a diamond shape, plus tentacles 3 tbsp cornflour 3 tbsp plain flour 2 tbsp black peppercorns, crushed 2 tsp sea salt 2 tbsp five spice1 egg white Groundnut or other flavourless oil for frying
4 spring onions, thinly sliced at an angle (keep white and green parts in two separate piles)4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced2 Thai chillies, preferably red, de-seeded and then thinly sliced at an angle
Dipping sauce 

1 shallot, diced 1 Thai chilli, …