Simple steps to delicious fried squid flavoured with mint, chilli, lime and coriander.
• Prep time: less than 30 minutes
• Cook time: 10 - 30 minutes
• Yield: Serves 2
• 1 garlic clove
• pinch sea salt
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 1/2 lime, juice only
• handful fresh mint leaves
• 2 squid (bodies and tentacles)
• handful fresh coriander leaves
• 1 mild red chili (or more to taste)
- Clean and prepare the fresh squid. Pull the tentacles away from the body. Remove the quill from inside the body and discard. Clean the body by running it under a tap or cleaning it in a bowl of water.
- Remove the 'ears' from either side of the squid body and remove the skin with your fingers.
- Cut the tentacles just below the eyes, being sure not to cut the ink sac. Be sure to remove the 'beak' at the base of the tentacles.
- Cut the squid body into rings.
- On a clean chopping board, crush the garlic with the flat edge of a knife blade. Peel away the skin. Sprinkle over the sea salt and crush the garlic to a fine paste with the knife.
- Finely chop the mint and coriander.
- Finely slice the chilli.
- Heat a frying pan over a moderate heat. Add the olive oil, garlic paste and chilli. Cook for a minute or two, until the garlic just begins to brown.
- Add the prepared squid to the pan and stir for a couple of minutes.
- Season with sea salt. Add the mint and coriander to the pan and stir.
- Remove the pan from the heat, and squeeze over the lime juice and serve immediately.
This great family recipe is thanks to BBC FOOD.com.uk at https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/squidwithmintchillic_90292