Tracy Foulkes is the food powerhouse behind NOMU Foods. She creates products which add so much to your kitchen raft of flavourings, dressings, bakes and and and…
Here she creates everyone’s favourite, Calamari with an array of rough cut potato and sweet potato chips.
3 large floury potatoes
3 large sweet potatoes
500ml vegetable oil for frying
NoMU Smoked Salt
4 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
½ tsp garlic, crushed
1 tsp ginger, grated
½ tsp green chili, finely chopped
½ cup cake flour
1 tsp NoMU Seafood Rub
NoMU Sea Salt
NoMU Black Pepper
700g calamari tubes and tentacles
Lemon wedges to serve
Wash and scrub the potatoes but leave the skin on. Roughly cut into 1cm thick chips and keep in cold water to prevent them from turning brown. Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer to 180°C (or until a piece of bread is golden brown). Carefully drop the potatoes into the oil and fry for 5 minutes only. Drain the chips on kitchen towel and allow to cool before frying them again for a second time until golden brown and crispy.
Remove the chips from the oil, place them on kitchen paper to drain the excess oil and sprinkle with Smoked Salt.
Place the mayonnaise in a bowl, add the coriander, garlic, ginger and chilli and stir to combine. Cover and set aside.
While the chips are frying, heat another pot of oil. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, Seafood Rub, salt & pepper. Wash the calamari and pat dry. Toss in the seasoned flour, shake off the excess and carefully fry in batches until deliciously golden and crispy. Place the fried calamari on kitchen towel to remove any excess oil.
Serve the fried calamari with crispy, thick cut chips, mayonnaise and a few lemon wedges.
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Tracy Foulkes is the heart and soul behind NOMU. Her passion for flavour inspired her to start the company in December 2000 in a very small, front room of her home in central Cape Town. Her love of spices and the stylish, uncomplicated way she loves to cook is very much evident in the NOMU range of products where the emphasis is always very clearly on Quality, Consistency and Innovation with an authentic and unusually personal story attached!
Tracy has become a well-respected South African food personality and businesswoman while NOMU’s story as an entrepreneurial case-study and branding success story has also seen the brand earn critical acclaim and attention in a variety of food related television programs, featured editorials and events. The NOMU Brand Story is presented in a variety of public speaking events throughout the year by Tracy’s partner and NOMU Co-Creator, Paul Raphaely.
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