Squid Salad

Lovely on a hot summer's day.

5 star rating based on 50 reviews

Ingredients for 4

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300 gramssquid
1 ballmozzarella cheese (100 grams)
100 gramstomatoes (fresh)
100 gramsgreen leaf salad (mixed)
1/2 oniononion (medium size, 160g each) (80 grams)
1 1/4 teaspoonhot chili paste (6 grams)
2 clovesfresh garlic (medium size, 3g each) (6 grams)
1/4 teaspoonsalt (2 grams)
1/8 teaspoonground black pepper (0.4 grams)
1 1/2 teaspoonolive oil (8 mls)
Salt content: 0.3% (by weight, not counting salt in other ingredients)
... and our white wine vinaigrette


Step-by-Step Instructions

Recipe PhotoThe squid I am using here is frozen. If you can get hold of fresh squid, even better. Take out the transparent, hard bit in the middle and cut the squid into slices.
Recipe PhotoAdd the garlic ...
Recipe Photo... and the hot chilli paste.
Recipe PhotoAdd the salt and mix the whole lot together. Heat up some olive oil in a frying pan and add the squid. Fry the squid for no more than one minute (from frozen), less if the squid if fresh (45 seconds max). This is very important - if you fry the squid too long, it will get rubbery. As soon as the squid looks like in the photo on the left, it's time to take it out!
Recipe PhotoTo separate the squid from the liquid that has built up, tilt the frying pan first to one side so that the liquid and the squid collects there. Then tilt the pan back into the other direction - the liquid will collect there.
Recipe PhotoTake a spatula and take the squid out of the frying pan and onto a plate that you have covered with a couple of pieces of tissue - this will drain off the rest of the liquid. Let the squid cool down.
Recipe PhotoFinely chop the onion...
Recipe Photo... and the tomatoes. I'm using cocktail tomatoes here for looks and taste.
Recipe PhotoIf you can get hold of small mozzarella balls, use those and cut them in half.. If not, take a normal size mozzarella ball and cut into chunks. Add some salt and pepper.
Recipe PhotoPut the onion, tomatoes, mozzarella and squid into a salad bowl.
Recipe PhotoAdd the mixed green salad (lamb's lettuce, mizuna, lollo rosso and frisee - and yes, I've cheated and bought a mix from Waitrose) and the vinaigrette...
Recipe PhotoMix it all together and enjoy!

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3Holy moly, I think I just got a twitch from wanintg that so badly.Fortunately when I get home I'm totally going to hit that. I have one beautiful tomato left from my last farmers market visit and basil in my garden!!
9Well done, clear pictures, and directions. Also, it has flavor, there are other ways to dress it up, but your's is the best place to start.
10how much is the kilo for green leaf salad
10What area does squid salad known for?
10I tried this with fresh scallops(cook them exactly the same) & I think they might be a 10 1/2. I'm keen on someone else trying it & see what they think?
10Delicious. Good clear instructions easily followed. You can also use prawns and as my husband won't eat anything other than Cod, it is also delicious with strips of Cod. Many thanks.
10will try tonight - thanks
10I read this and immediately went out and bought the ingrediants. Looking forward to tomorrows lunch!
8looks good can't wiat to try! :)
10Another winner - can you show us how to cook game?
10i will add vinegar after i finish the salad yummyyyyyyy 100 points addedd for you =]
9Excellent presentation, suitable for dummies, and looks delectable.
9great delicious exactly what I wa slooking for! but the pictures didn't come up on my computer
10do you have a tv show. should do. like the way you put things together. give us more. reminder> stay away from zoe. mairead christine. 10 stars
10It looks lovely, fresh and quick - I'll have it tonight!
10had this for dinner tonight - was REALLY good!! thanks!
10LOVE squid so I will give this ago tonight
10Still using your recipes Sara
10I cant wait to make it for my family, i ate loadsa squid whilst travelling and my family were all freaked out, but they'll love it once they try it! :D
10Beautiful! It looks delicious
9I think that I will stick to Fish and Chips - Having said that, the salad looks ok
10it looks yuck but hey
8nice one!
10Good photographs
9Great page! If you could write more details about how to clean the squids (around here I only get fresh squids, not frozen).
8Beautiful! It looks delicious, however, I wish there was a printer friendly version also.