Squid, samphire & pea salad

Squid, samphire & pea salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

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Serves 6
A seafood salad using dressed calamari rings and samphire, a green coastal plant that tastes of the ocean

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal243
  • fat15g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre6g
  • protein20g
  • salt0.8g
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Ingredients

  • 400g fresh pea, podded
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • juice 1 lemon, plus wedges to serve
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 medium squid, cleaned (ask your fishmonger to do this) and cut into 5cm strips, leaving tentacles whole
    Squid

    Squid

    s-kwid

    From the same family as the octopus and cuttlefish, squid may look jellyish and unappetising but…

  • 50g butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g samphire
    Samphire

    Samphire

    sam-fire

    Though there are two types of samphire - marsh and rock - only marsh samphire is widely…

  • 85g bag watercress
    Watercress

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 1 tsp chopped flat-leaf parsley

Method

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the peas and cook for 3 mins until tender. Drain and leave to steam-dry.

  2. Tip the shallot into a bowl with 1 tbsp lemon juice, olive oil, squid and lots of black pepper. Toss everything together and leave to sit for a few mins.

  3. Meanwhile, place a frying pan over a medium heat. When the pan is hot, pour in the dressed squid. Cook for 3-4 mins, moving it around the pan until the tentacles curl up and the squid pieces turn opaque. Add the butter, samphire and peas, toss together for a few mins, season well and remove from the heat.

  4. Scatter the watercress over a large serving dish. Tip over the squid, peas and samphire, strew with the parsley, add a squeeze more lemon juice and eat warm, with lemon wedges.

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Comments (3)

catie74's picture

Yum, but served 4 for lunch. It is also good with some finely diced chili

wendybea's picture
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Very yummy indeed. We did it as is with the samphire.

aimiej's picture
4

Very yummy, served with watercress & spinach. Good if you want something light

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