chilli salt squid.

You will need:

500g squid (cleaned)

1 egg (whisked)

cornflour (for coating the squid)

4 spring onions

2 cloves of garlic

1 red chilli

rock salt

handful of coriander

if you are going to make this i recommend you get the fish man to clean the squid for you as i found the experience quite hideous and my hands smell like a mermaid now. if you don’t know how to clean a squid there a loads of tutorials on youtube, this is the one i watched

what to do:

1. finely chop the chilli, garlic and spring onion.

2. fry in a little oil (don’t rub your eyes like i did, chilli eye hurts)

3. once you have cleaned your fish separate the tentacles from the squid body.

4. lay the squid out flat on a chopping board and split down the length. cut into squares and then score the inside of the fish in cross-hatch pattern (making sure not to go all the way through)

5. coat the pieces of squid in the egg and then in the cornflour

6. heat the oil in a large frying pan and then drop in your squid

7. fry the squid in small batches until golden brown (this takes about 2-3 minutes) then place on kitchen paper to drain the excess oil

8. season the squid with rock salt and pepper, then add the chilli, garlic and spring onion

9. garnish with coriander and serve

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