Cabukee’s Semolina Dusted Calamari with Lemon Pearls
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  1. Lightly dust the calamari rings with semolina and shallow or deep fry for 40 – 50 seconds in batches. Drain on a plate covered in a paper towel.
  2. Serve with rocket, Japanese mayonnaise, and top with lemon pearls.
Lemon Pearls – Method:
  1. Pour oil into a tall glass and chill for about an hour. (The oil must be cold.)
  2. In a small saucepan, bring juice and agar agar to the boil. Reduce to gentle simmet and cook 1 – 2 minutes, or until agar agar is dissolved. Let cool 3 – 5 minutes.
  3. Fill an oral syringe or a straw with the juice. Drop, one drop at a time, into the cold oil. Little caviar orbs will form on contact with the cold oil and fall to the bottom.
  4. Strain using a fine mesh strainer. Rinse well with water. Store the caviar until ready to use. Lay on a paper towel-lined plate and pat dry.