Monday, March 19, 2012

A very Mediterranean recipe


When I eat squid salad I feel transported back to the sunny mediterranean and here for you is my recipe of squid and potato salad with a drizzle of citrus, parsley and garlic dressing.


Ingredients:
Portion for 2 people (all measurements are to taste, you might want more/less potatoes or tomatoes in your salad) :
500g potatoes
170g cherry tomatoes
2 large squids
For the dressing:
1 or 2 cloves of garlic (to taste)
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of black peppercorns
2 squeezed limes or lemons (to taste)
1 bunch of parsley
Olive oil


Recipe
1-In a large pan boil the potatoes with their skin on until cooked. When ready, drain, peel, cut in small cubes and leave to cool. 
2- Bring some water to boil and add a few peppercorns and salt, add the cleaned whole squids and boil for 20 minutes. Turn the heat off and leave to rest about 15 minutes in the hot water (if you want them very tender leave them to cool completely in the water). When cooled cut into rings and set aside.
3-When the squid and potatoes are cooled, cut the cherry tomatoes and mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.


The dressing:
The base of this dressing is just like the pesto one which you can find here. I use a mortar and pestle.
1- Start by grinding the garlic cloves with a pinch of salt in the mortar until a creamy like texture is formed. Add a few peppercorns (or normal black pepper).
2- Add the parsley and continue grinding. When the parsley will have formed a green essence, mix in the squeezed lime or lemon juice and olive oil.
3- Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.
4- Add the dressing to the squid, potatoes and tomatoes mixture... Et VoilĂ ! Enjoy!






45 comments:

  1. These looks amazing and I love the summer colors. I'm a huge fan of seafood! So fresh looking ~

    thanks for sharing :) xo

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  2. Although this looks so fresh & yummy I just can't bring myself to eat squid!!!
    Happy Monday hun xoxo
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  3. Looks so yam my!!!!! I`ll try it today cause is so easy to made :) kisses

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  4. wonderful recipe!!! I prepare it more or less in the same way. I put also some black olives.
    I adore it!
    thank you my dear friend!
    have a fantastic week!

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  5. delish! thanks for the recipe hun, I'm going to try it very soon xoxo

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  6. so yummyyyy post:D thank you for visit me!

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  7. Delicious! *.* kisses dear, KATEFP

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  8. I've never cooked with squid before. looks delicious!

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  9. looks delicious!!Maybe you want to follow each other?

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  10. This looks amazing. Very fresh and light. I'm definitely going to try it. Also, I can't get over your photos! I'm still learning how to photograph food properly. It's a lot harder than it looks!
    xx, Micol

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  11. Yummi it seems delicious!!!It reminded me of home :(

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  12. It looks so delicious and pretty. I want to try it !
    I really like your blog.
    I'm following you. Follow back if you want. It would make me very happy.

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  13. YUM! Look delicious and great photos too!

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  14. This looks so healthy, colorful, and delicious! I wish there was squid available around where I live. Mmmm, it looks so lovely.

    Beautiful post!

    :) Ewa

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  15. That looks delish! Perfect for this warmer weather!!

    From Brooklyn with love,

    Jen

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  16. Oh yummy!! Those phots are amazing!

    xoxo
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  17. mmmm it looks great :-) I want to try it :-) I love your blog :-)

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  18. I have had squid once or twice before and I loved it. (I am not a big seafood or fish lover at all either). This salad looks so yummy.

    Amy

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  19. After this delicious photos I feel so hungry ;)

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  20. wow, what a lovely combination of flavors, I never though about making a salad with squid but it sounds like a great idea

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  21. i've always been intimidated by squit, but this looks like I can make it :)

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  22. Thank you so much for your comment! These look so delicious - YUMMY! I am following you! Follow me back if you also like my blog!

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  23. Mmmm this looks really yummy and yet healthy, two things i need to get right! XXX

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  24. I've never prepared squid for myself. How beautiful and delicious!

    XO,
    Caitlin
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  25. wow! hungry now!

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  26. I have never had Squid, but this salad look yum! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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  27. Oh my goodness, you're making me so hungry right now, I'm not even joking. That looks absolutely delicious. Fantastic photos too :)

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  28. This is gorgeous - so healthy and tasty - thanks for sharing :)

    Joanne

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  29. wow¡¡¡ amazing recipe and presentacion¡¡¡

    i'll eat it¡¡¡¡¡

    kisses

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  30. Oh this looks divine!! And reminds me that I haven't eaten lunch yet...
    Thanks so much for following my blog xx

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  31. Looks absolutely delicious and appetizing!

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  32. Oh wow, I agree with everyone! I need to try this--thanks for sharing!

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  33. This looks sooooooo delicious, thanks!

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  34. This looks incredible!? Cook for me?!?!?

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