Whenever we order Chinese, I can never go past ordering salt & pepper calamari. And it is the one dish that we never seem to have for leftovers the next day. It is too good. I decided to try and recreate it at home. I used this recipe and although it calls for whole squid which you prepare yourself, I cheated by buying the pre-prepared tubes from the fish shop. The tubes I bought were impossibly tender – not in the slightest bit rubbery so I don’t think it affected the outcome too much. The batter was really light and crispy and the spice mix was the perfect blend of nutty and spicy and salty. Yum yum.