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Mediterranean couscous with calamari

Serves 3
Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins

Battered squid rings are delicious and super easy to make! Alternatively, you can coat them with seasoned flour and pan-fry to your liking.



  • 300g Pams Finest Mediterranean Couscous 
  • 1 tablespoon Pams Pure Olive Oil 
  • 250g Pams Frozen Squid Rings, thawed 
  • ½ cup Pams Pure Plain Flour, seasoned with salt and pepper 
  • 1 cup Pams Self Raising Flour 
  • 1 cup beer or soda water 
  • 1 cup Pams Rice Bran Oil  
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley 
  • 1-2 lemons, quartered 
  • ¼ cup Pams Garlic Aioli
View the method
  1. Place the couscous in a large bowl, add the olive oil and pour over the boiling water.  Mix well and then cover and set aside for 5 minutes. 
  2. Dust the squid rings with the seasoned flour. 
  3. Combine the self-raising flour and beer together in a bowl. Season with salt. 
  4. At the same time heat the rice bran oil in a deep saucepan over a medium-high heat. 
  5. Once the oil is sizzling hot, dip the calamari into the batter and quickly cook in batches until golden. Drain on paper towels once cooked. 
  6. Arrange the couscous on large platter and top with calamari. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges and aioli. 
  7. Serve at once. 
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