AT A GLANCE
"I cannot remember a barbecue at home without calamari or baby octopus," says Anchovy chef Thi Le. "It's one of those things you throw on the barbecue to snack on while waiting for everything else to cook. It's simple and delicious with the char, the heat and the acid. The version we do at Anchovy is a pimped-up version of my mum's - more like a warm salad."
|01||Combine calamari in a bowl with vinegar, oil, garlic and black pepper to taste, cover and refrigerate to marinate (2-3 hours).|
|02||For deep-fried shallots, heat oil in a wok over medium heat to 120C. Add shallots and stir continuously until golden and crisp (6-10 minutes). Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on paper towels to drain and cool.|
|03||For green chilli dressing, blend ingredients in a blender or jug with stick blender until finely chopped and combined.|
|04||Heat a barbecue to high heat and grill calamari, turning occasionally, until opaque and just cooked (2-3 minutes). Transfer to a bowl, season with salt to taste, add herbs, kaffir limes, lotus stems, spring onion, dressing and fried shallots, toss to combine and serve.|
WEINGUT BRÜNDLMAYER GRÜNER VELTLINER “L&T” 2015, LANGENLOIS, AUSTRIA – A CLASSIC GRÜNER VELTLINER, BUT WITH MORE LIFTED AROMATICS, A GENEROUS PALATE WEIGHT AND A JUICY, MINERAL-RICH FINISH. , suggested by ANDREW BARRY