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Squid on Bruschetta
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- 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 1Cut 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 2While the squid is marinading, cut the bruschetta into quarters (half vertically and then horizontally).Drizzle olive oil over the 4 slices
- STEP 3Heat 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 4Take 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 5To 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 6Once cooked, spoon onto each slice of bread. Spoon the crumbed mixture onto each slice of bread.
- STEP 7Place 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 8Put the slices onto a plate and squeeze some of the lime juice over each one
- STEP 9Serve with a side salad