Charred Calamari Tacos

Cook Time 15 minutes

Servings 4


4 small whole calamari, cleaned, tentacles cut in half and the hood cut into rounds
½ tsp. smoked paprika
2 tbs. olive oil + ¼ cup olive oil
Pinch of salt
½ bunch of coriander, washed and rough chopped
2 tbs. jalapeno in brine + 1 tsp. of the brine
1 lime
½ tbs. brown sugar
¼ iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
½ punnet of cherry tomatoes, halved
Sour cream, to garnish
6 tortillas


Combine the calamari, paprika, 2 tbs. oil and salt and combine well will your hands. Marinate for 10 minutes.

In a small food processor add the remaining oil, coriander, jalapeno and it’s brine, juice of the lime and the brown sugar. Blitz until a smooth sauce consistency forms.

Heat a bbq or 2 grill pans over a high heat. Grill the calamari for 1 minute until it is charred all over and remove from the pan.

Prepare the tortilla as per packet instructions. Spoon a dollop of sour cream in the centre of the tortillas and then add the lettuce, a few tomato halves, followed by the calamari. Drizzle the sauce over the top.


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