- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
Sicilian Salad w/ Lightly Dusted Squid Pieces
A true Mediterranean classic dish - squid pieces and a Sicilian salad. Watermelons are the perfect food for a hot day – fresh, juicy, vibrant and cooling. They are nature’s antidote to the sweltering heat. Pair with lightly dusted squid pieces and this dish belongs on hotel and pub verandahs on a hot Summer day. Serve with a cold beer or a crisp white wine. Cook, plate and serve in under 10 minutes.
- Pacific West lightly dusted squid pieces
- 1 small watermelon
- 2 small heads red chicory,stalks trimmed, leaves separated and large ones halved
- 50ml vinegar or white balsamic
- 65g pistachios (preferably green Iranian)
- aged pecorino (such as sardo, or a good aged parmesan) 150g, cut into irregular shards
- 70ml groundnut oil
- fennel fronds, fennel herb or dill a handful
For the Sicilian salad
Cut the melon in half through the width and reserve half for another use. Peel the other half of skin and the white pith, and then dice the flesh into 2cm pieces and put in a bowl along with the chicory leaves, season with salt and pepper, and mix in the vinegar. Put a frying pan over a medium heat and toss in the pistachios, dry cooking for a few minutes, tossing, until they are fragrant and have started to release their oil. Season liberally with salt, roughly chop and mix into the watermelon. Fold in the pecorino and add the groundnut oil and fennel fronds. Briefly mix again and arrange so you can see all the elements. Serve with our lightly dusted squid pieces.
For the lightly dusted squid pieces
Deep fry 180C 3-4 minutes
For our Sicilian salad w/ lightly dusted squid pieces we use pacific West’s lightly dusted squid. Hand cut squid pieces lightly crumbed in a soft bread crumb. The variety of cuts and shapes gives this product a house made appearance.
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