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Squid on Bruschetta

By ralphcat (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2
A quick and easy, tasty treat for lunch


1 Bruschetta (enough for 2 people)

  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 250g squid
  • Crumb topping (recipe below)
  • Pesto (make your own, or use the jar variety)
  • 1 chili
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Zest of 1 small Lime
  • Juice of 1 small Lime

For the crumb topping

  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 25g grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper


  • STEP 1
    Cut the squid along one side to open it, then cut it in half. Lay the 2 halves on top of each other and slice strips, about 1cm wide. De-seed the chili and chop as finely as you can. Pop the squid, chili and lime zest into a bowl and mix the olive oil in and add some seasoning. Leave this to marinade for about 15 minutes.
  • STEP 2
    While the squid is marinading, cut the bruschetta into quarters (half vertically and then horizontally).Drizzle olive oil over the 4 slices
  • STEP 3
    Heat the griddle pan until its nice and hot. Place the bruschetta in, inner side face down. Push down slightly with a fish-slice or something, so the griddle can mark the bread.
  • STEP 4
    Take the bread out of the pan once its golden and has the dark griddle stripes (about 5 minutes or so). Rest to one side. Once cooled rub the garlic clove over the bread and spread pesto onto each slice of bread
  • STEP 5
    To cook the squid simply heat a frying pan until hot (no need for oil in the pan!). Drop the squid into the pan, making sure each bit is touching the surface. Saute for a couple of minutes (the squid will start to curl, depending on the thickness)
  • STEP 6
    Once cooked, spoon onto each slice of bread. Spoon the crumbed mixture onto each slice of bread.
  • STEP 7
    Place the 4 slices under a pre-heated grill. Keep an eye on the topping and once it starts to golden take it out (probably 2 mins max)
  • STEP 8
    Put the slices onto a plate and squeeze some of the lime juice over each one
  • STEP 9
    Serve with a side salad
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