Battered squid, scallops and prawns

Battered squid, scallops and prawns
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Ready in 25 minutes

You can really taste the sea in this fried Italian dish of fritto misto di mare made with squid, scallops and prawns.

Ingredients

  • 1 litre inexpensive olive oil
  • 175g prepared squid
  • 175g prepared scallops, sliced horizontally into 2 discs
  • 16 large raw prawns, peeled, with tail shells left on
  • 50-75g plain flour, seasoned
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/fan130°C/gas 2. Line a large baking tray with plenty of kitchen paper.
  2. Pour the olive oil into a large saucepan or deep-fat fryer and heat to 190°C. To test the temperature, add a cube of bread to the pan. At 190°C, it will brown in 30 seconds.
  3. Cut the squid pouches across into rings and separate the tentacles into pairs. Season the fish lightly with salt.
  4. Toss the seafood, a few pieces at a time, in the seasoned flour and deep-fry, in batches, for 1 minute until crisp and lightly golden. Use a slotted spoon to lift onto the paper-lined tray to drain and keep warm in the oven while you cook the rest. Serve with the lemon wedges.

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