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Seared squid

by Christina Julia

Seared squid

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 450g/1lb shallots, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons groundnut oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh red chilli, seeded and diced
  • 900g/2lb cleaned and prepared squid, cut into rings
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh
  • coriander leaves, to garnish


  • In a heavy frying pan over a low
    heat, sweat the shallots in the oil for
    a few minutes until soft. Increase the
    heat and sauté, stirring, until golden
    and starting to crisp. Stir in the garlic
    and chilli. Sauté for a further
    30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Season the squid with salt and
    pepper. Toss into the frying pan,
    and sauté for 30–45 seconds until
    the squid curls.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with
    the coriander leaves.

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