Champagne vinegar is a light, mildly flavoured vinegar. It is sold in gourmet food stores. If not available, substitute white wine vinegar.
Calamari is delicious when cooked on the barbecue. Sear until just cooked through and make sure the rings don't turn black or the flesh will taste bitter.
*Marinate and barbecue 500 g (1 lb) calamari or squid rings as for main recipe. Tear 1 lollo rossa (red coral) lettuce into bite-sized pieces. Thinly slice 1 medium red onion. Arrange lettuce leaves and onion rings on a platter.
*Finely chop 3 red capsicums (bell peppers) and 2 cloves garlic. In a blender, purée capsicums and garlic; blend in 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Pour over salad. Arrange calamari on top.