Calamari Salt n Pepper – Mild – 35g

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Product description

Calamari Salt n Pepper is a mild seasoning. The mixture is made with Sichuan pepper white pepper and sea salt. Sichuan pepper is not a hot pepper, but rather lends the seasoning a crisp peppery taste. We are most familiar with the mixture used in salt and pepper calamari dishes. However, this versatile mixture is also great to season chicken, quail, duck, fish and pork


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Flavour Notes:

Calamari Salt n Pepper is a zesty mix of sichuan pepper, sea salt and white pepper. By using not only one but two pepper varieties we can balance out the warm peppery citrus flavour of the sichuan with the slight heat and bite from the white pepper.

Culinary Notes:

Most commonly used in Asian cuisine for a crisp and flavoursome coating on squid, it can also be used as a seasoning for fish, meat, veggies or even dishes like soups, pasta sauces or stews. You can incorporate while cooking or use as a finishing seasoning as a twist on your average salt and pepper.

Health Benefits:

All of our blends are full of beneficial spices to your health. They are preservative free, additive free, filler free , low or zero salt. The intense flavour from our spice blends means a little goes a long way and using our spice blends to create the flavour in your dishes is a good way to incorporate the health benefits of beneficial herbs and spices without the calories. Also, we use only Australian sea salt, which contains vital minerals and is considered a healthier salt.


Made from local and imported ingredients; Sichuan pepper, sea salt and pepper white.

country of origin:


other names or spelling:

Chinese salt n pepper, salt n’ pepper squid  

How to use

  • This mixture is easy to use and can be substituted wherever a recipe suggests to season the food with salt and pepper
  • Use as a dry rub over meat before grilling or roasting for an aromatic outer crust
  • Sprinkle over veg before roasting in the oven for a twist on a classic
  • Replace salt and pepper with this handy all-in-one blend
  • Use 1tbsp to 500g of protein
  • Add to flour or breadcrumbs before coating meat or veg, or use as a finishing seasoning

The Spice People FAQs

Calamari Salt n Pepper seasoning has a savory, salty taste with a bold pepper flavour and hints of other spices. It adds depth and complexity to calamari dishes, complementing the natural flavor of the seafood.

Calamari Salt n Pepper seasoning is used to season calamari before cooking, typically by coating the squid in the seasoning mixture before frying, grilling, or baking. It adds flavour and enhances the texture of the calamari.

While Calamari Salt n Pepper seasoning is specifically formulated for calamari, it can also be used to season other seafood dishes or even non-seafood dishes like chicken or vegetables. It adds a savory and peppery flavour to a variety of foods.

Calamari Salt n Pepper seasoning is generally suitable for most diets, including pescatarian and omnivorous diets. However, individuals with specific dietary restrictions or allergies should check the ingredients to ensure compatibility.

The Spice People FAQs

Simple or smoke paprika along with cayenne pepper is the best alternative. Paprika tastes similar to Kashmiri Chilli, while cayenne paper adds to its spice.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

These spices are different. Paprika is the sweet cousin of Kashmiri chilli specific to western cuisine. Kashmiri chilli popular in Indian cuisine and is hotter than paprika.

Place the Kashmiri chilli under the sun for two days. When the chillies turn crispy, grind them in a food mill. Cool down the powder and store it in an airtight jar.

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Country Flavours

This subtle and artful balance provides the perfect flavour foundation for creating the best Malaysian food with the addition of salty hits from dried anchovies and shrimp, up to ten different soy sauces ranging from salty to sweet, puckering sourness from tamarind pulp, and sweetness from palm sugar and coconut milk. Cook your own authentic Malaysian Cuisine with our Malaysian spices online and explore our catalogue of beautiful recipes you can make with this spice blend.

History & influences

Arab traders brought spices from the Middle East, European and British travellers introduced produce like peanuts, pineapple, avocado, tomato, squash and pumpkin. During their time on the Malay Peninsula, the Chinese developed a distinctive cuisine known as ‘Nonya’, resulting from blending Chinese recipes and wok cooking techniques with spices and ingredients used by the local Malay community. The dishes are tangy, aromatic, spicy and herbaceous, and the signature dish is none other than Malaysia’s famous spiced noodle soup – Laksa.

What is Malaysian cuisine

As important as the rendang recipe itself is to Malaysian cuisine, what to serve with beef rendang is arguably just as imperative. Whether making the traditional beef version or a slightly lighter chicken, vegetable or fish, the rich flavour and intense texture of a rendang requires a perfect balance of freshness and tang when it comes to entrees and sides. Salads like Fresh Cucumber & Peanut and Sweet and Sour Cucumber & Pineapple Achar provide the perfect disruption to the bold, rich spices of the rendang and soothe and cool the palette alongside fluffy steamed rice and flaky golden roti bread. Entrees served at meal times in Malaysia often feature Nasi Lemak – their national dish, or Malaysian Chicken Satay to whet the appetite ready for the main event. Traditionally, the best Malaysian food is finished with an after-meal drink of Kopi Tarek ‘sweet coffee’ or The Tarik ‘sweet tea’. These are combined with condensed milk and water, and the coffee or tea drinks are ‘pulled’ by pouring vigorously between jugs to create a frothy consistency. To read more about the flavours of Malaysia and the traditional accompaniments to an authentic Malaysian Rendang, Click Here to check out our blog post.


Malaysia is also known for its growing and production of spices, namely cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and cloves. These spices are known as ‘rempah empat beradik’, meaning the four siblings as they are found throughout most Malay dishes. These are sold separately or as a handy blend often under names like ‘seafood curry spices’ or ‘meat curry spices’. Paired with other aromatics like kaffir lime, galangal and lemongrass (locally grown and imported) these four spices produce the complex and fragrant base flavour and aroma famous for Malaysian cooking.  As diverse as the people themselves, every aspect of Malaysian cuisine is a combination of sweet, sour, rich and spicy, combined in a way, unlike any other country’s cuisine.