So we have been in a seafood mood lately. One has to venture away from mince sometimes! I remembered learning how to score squid when I was about 17 years old. An aunt of a housemate invited us over for dinner (She is such a brilliant cook!). As you do, I offered to help and standing in the kitchen, she gave me tips on choosing calamari, cleaning them and of course cutting them into good sized pieces.
I love seeing squid sizzle and curl into a nice shape. I kept this really simple. Marinating the squid with some lemon juice, salt and pepper.I grilled it quickly and then toss the the squid + veges with pasta. Dash of olive oil and sprinkle of pine nuts, dinner was served.
250 grams of fresh fettuccine (Cooked to packet directions, keep warm in a bowl)
4 squid tubes cleaned and score diamond crosses
1 tsp of chopped garlic
tsp of chopped chili
1/2 lemon juice
pepper and salt
1 bowl of chopped mushroms
1 zucchini grated/shredded and water squeezed out from it.
1/4 cup of pine nuts toasted
Parmesan cheese to serve if you like it
Heat grill pan to very hot. Quickly toss squid through till cooked. In the same pan, add the veges for 30 seconds. Pour veges and squid into bowl of noodles. Tossing it through with some extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle pinenuts and cheese to serve.