Ginger beer basted calamari

SERVES: 4 TIME TO MAKE: Less than 45 minutes

This is a low fat dish with a lovely flavour. The bean sprouts have a fabulous vitamin C and fibre content.

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BRAAI RECIPES

INGREDIENTS

Main ingredients

  • 8 calamari steaks

Basting sauce

  • 2 cups PnP ginger beer
  • 2 cloves PnP garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 John West chilli paste, seeded and chopped
  • 60 ml light soy sauce
  • 2 star anise

For serving

  • 1 PnP red chilli, sliced
  • 1 bunch rocket, watercress and mizuna salad
  • 1 bunch coriander leaf
  • 1 packet PnP bean sprouts

METHOD

  • Boil all the basting sauce ingredients to reduce by three quarters.
  • Score and season calamari steaks and baste with sauce.
  • Cook on the braai over very hot coals until slightly charred and just cooked through.
  • Serve tossed in chilli, with rocket, coriander and bean sprout salad.

More good ideas

  • Toss calamari with PnP baby Asian leaf salad, cucumber and bean sprouts.
  • Use basting sauce as a dipping sauce for spring rolls.