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Anna Ridgewell

Alumni: Executive Chef

Anna worked at Londolozi for almost 9 years. A lodge like Londolozi, although famous for its wildlife, is about far more than just that. The superb culinary experience which awaits every guest at Londolozi is thanks to the continued efforts of Anna, who ...

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on Londolozi’s Lockdown Larder: Calamari and Aioli

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Thank you once again for the recipe Anna. Love it.

Thanks Marinda – one of Kim’s favourites as well!

Anna, my husband loves Calamari🤗

Thanks Joan – let me know how you go on with this!

In fact we are going Burlingame, Fenandina Beach, FL and he’s ordering tonight🤗

We have always enjoyed the photos from the blog because they keep us connected to a place and activities we love so much, Your recipes, however, stimulate other senses beyond the visual. Can’t wait to taste one of my all time favorite lunches–your calamari–hopefully next July.

Vin & Michelle – i shall be waiting with a bowl of calamari at hand!

Anna, We know you are still stuck in Plettenberg Bay. We enjoy your posts of the beautiful sunsets and scenery there. Thank you for continuing to post some of your recipes. It reminds us of how much we love every meal at Londolozi!!!!

Thank you Michael & Terri! They are sunrises, and i have enjoyed each one as they bring on the new day! Miss you both and look forward to a catch up again soon x

My mouth is watering just reading the recipe and remembering some wonderful lunches! Thanks, Anna!

Thanks Mary Beth – hope you are both well x


I must admit these types of dishes make me want to reconsider vegetarianism.

Ha! Yes, this is definitely one of those dishes! Hope you are well

This looks like a delicious rendition to the usual calamari dish. Next stop, fish counter!!

Crossing thumbs that we can taste this in November…..not looking very likely right now. :<(

We will have it for you when you next visit for sure! Hopefully soon x

This looks amazing and I can see why it’s so popular. Funny when I think about it, that a calamari dish has twice featured prominently in my memories of a place. Fried baby squid in Syros, Greece were incredibly tender and a grilled whole squid dish in Galicia, Spain was the best I’ve ever had. Would love to try at Londolozi!

Thank you Kimberly! yes, very popular in the Med, and you will enjoy ours as well! Hope you’re well. x

I’m sure this is delicious, but fresh is unavailable at the moment. Enjoyed making your short ribs.

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We are from California and we ♥️Our seafood!
Especially calamari… will most definitely be trying this recipe…. yummmmm

I love calamari, in the north of Spain they also taste awsome, they call them Rabas and take the very small octopus to prepare them.

Thank you for sharing that link – hope you try our recipe as well!

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This looks so delicious, thank you Anna

Can’t wait to have it again next year
Lucky to have had it in March this year
Enjoying all your recipes
Tony expects the choc chips cookies everyday
Sending lots of love to you

We made this the other evening, was fabulous, thank you!

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