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Calamari Balls

Try these delicious Calamari Balls.

During a recent check up I visited the Wellness Centre at Peter MacCallum Hospital and stumbled upon a cooking class run by chef Valentin Corchado. I sat down to watch and the next thing I know I'm making Calamari Meatballs. Valentin had prepared all the ingredients. I got to throw them in a bowl, mix, roll, cook and taste. The meatballs were delicious! Valentin says you can substitute the calamari for prawns. I will have to try this next.


  • 500 grams calamari tubes finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 red dry chilli chopped (optional)
  • 3/4 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp black ground pepper
  • Himalayan salt to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate for about 15 minutes
  2. Lightly oil your hands with a bit of oil and roll the mixture into small balls
  3. Dust in plain flour (you can use any flour)
  4. Fry balls in olive oil until golden brown


  • Serve hot with a slow roasted tomato sauce
  • Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley and roasted almond flakes