Playa Blanca squid with sweet onions

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Orchards in the Oasis: Recipes, travel and memories

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 2010

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My children always wanted Maria to cook them fried squid and chips, but in the earlier years she often prepared squid in another delicious way, which I have tried to reproduce here.


  • 500 g Spanish onions
  • 2 level teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 2 t


Peel and quarter the onions, then chop fairly small. Crush the coriander seeds finely, using a pestle and mortar. Heat the olive oil in a flameproof dish or wide pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and crushed coriander seeds and stir together for a minute or two. Now add the orange juice, apple juice and tomato purée.

Cover the dish and simmer very gently over the lowest possible he