I love Jamie Oliver’s cooking and so do the person I’m cooking for. The reason? Oliver transforms the simplest ingredients to an exquisite experience. But when you’re living in Asia, specifically Japan where some ingredients are pricey and hard to find, you have to make do with what you have. This crispy squid & smashed avo was a cinch to prepare, cook and present.
Avocados are pricey in Japan (around 130 yen more or less at the time of writing) for one piece. That amount would probably buy me half a kilo at home! So if you have lots of avocado where you are, you are lucky! I think the avocado mix here will do well with other crispy fried seafood, too. So use whatever is easy to find and ADAPT!
Here’s Jamie’s original recipe and you can find my version down below.
I suggest that if you can find a Hanamasa store near you, you should buy ingredients there in bulk. Seafood, meat, canned tomatoes, olive oil and many other food in large portions are relatively cheaper there compared to your next-door supermarket in Japan.
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