Thursday, 30 July 2009

Squid, chorizo and broad beans

It's not a stew, it's not a soup, but it is a tasty, summer-y one-pot meal that uses some fantastic fresh, seasonal vegetables.

Squid Chorizo and Broad Beans

1tbs oil
2 large squid hoods, cut into thin rings
200g cooking chorizo, cut into slices
a big handful of double podded broad beans (fava beans)
a tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 big handfuls of spinach, washed and torn a bit
5 baby courgettes, cut into slices
Juice of a lemon

Saute the chorizo in the oil until the red oil flows and the chorizo is crisp. Add the garlic and squid and turn in the oil for a minute. Add the broad beans, courgette and spinach, and as soon as the spinach wilts, add the lemon juice and serve in wide bowls with cheap red wine. Easy.


kat said...

Tasty! We must be on the same cooking vein as we cooked shrimp & chorizo last night

NKP said...

That does look tasty! I have never cooked with squid before.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Kat - it's funny when that happens!

Natashya - I'm still practising. It can go bad very easily!

Jude said...

Squid hoods sounds like the Mafia.

Recipe looks fab. Of course my OH wouldn't eat the broad beans, chorizo or squid so it may have to be a solitary feast.

Be thankful that weazel is not a fussy eater!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Foodycat, I don't know that I would eat the squid, but I bet I could substitute shrimp in the recipe. Chorizo is an ingredient I grew up wih (living along the Texas border) and I love the taste. Great recipe.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Jude - I am very grateful. I don't think I would cope with Chris's pickiness!

Teresa - you don't like squid? That's a shame! It doesn't taste "fishy".

Esi said...

What a great summer meal!

Anonymous said...


Just looked in after visiting 'Tamarind and Thyme'; attracted by the name more than anything ... sounds like 'Foodekaat' which is Koelsh (a dialect of German) for 'menu'

(UK correspondent ... )

Alicia Foodycat said...

Esi - thanks!

Keith - wow, that is really interesting! Thanks for dropping by. I guess Kolsch is what they speak in Koln?

Sam said...

I'm into chorizo in a big way at the moment, this is just my kind of food!

hungryandfrozen said...

Oh YUM. What a fabulous combination of flavours. I could eat chorizo by the bucketful :) although I'm a little nervous of preparing squid I do like it. Sounds delish!

Alicia Foodycat said...

Sam - I'm always having a chorizo moment!

Laura - I buy frozen squid hoods. Very easy!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I love squid and need to get over my cooking squid fears! ;-) This looks delicious!


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