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How To: Don luigi

Had that delicious calamari from Don Luigi and want to recreate it at home?

Alessio has let us in to his technique to making the perfect, crispy calamari.


Fresh squid



Black pepper

Sweet paprika

Rapeseed oil


Take off the skin and bones and cut the squid in small rings. Prepare the pastella (use a hand mixer, mix your flour and water).

Pour the oil in the large pan fry and heat it to a high temperature. Once hot enough, dip the squid rings in the pastella, and pop them in the pan.

Cook for 2 minutes until they turn golden.

Done! Serve with fresh salad, a wedge of lemon and bubbly glass of Prosecco.