This recipe serves four people as a main course
To prepare the calamari, remove the head and all the innards. Split the tube down the middle so the calamari lays flat on the board. Score the inside of the calamari on diagonals and cut into bite size pieces which allow the fish to cook quicker and evenly. Toss the calamari in a little flour. Deep fry at 180 until crispy about 3 to 4 minutes. Take out and drain on some kitchen paper and season with the salt and pepper mix.
Bring the white wine vinegar, water, sugar, coriander seeds and star anise to the boil. Pour over the sliced cucumber and allow to cool
Salt and pepper seasoning
Blend all the salt, pepper and sugar in a blender or a coffee grinder