Squid, Roast Butternut Squash, Peanut, Lime, Coriander and Chilli Salad

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Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Salads: The new main course

Salads

By Peter Gordon

Published 2005

  • About

Squid is an unusual ‘fishy protein’ in many ways. It looks so odd to start with, and the giant ones can grow so large that they attack sperm whales and, in turn, are the favoured meal of the same whale. Also, in order to keep it edible, it needs to be either cooked very briefly at a high heat or for a long time on a low heat. Cleaning squid is one of those lovely tactile kitchen jobs, but chances are you’ll buy it ready-prepared from your fishmonger. What you are after is an assortment of t