Genoese squid salad with potatoes & green beans

squid salad

This is a different take to the squid salad which is braised in red wine and accompanied with potatoes and some greens is a complete show stopper.

This recipe is not the same as all the other recipes, because has a bit more steps than the regulars, but it features the basis of braising something. Here are the things that you need to consider:

  1. To braise you need a whole lot of aromatics. So to braise this squid I added a bay leaf, salt, pepper and plenty of garlic
  2. The braising liquid needs to have some sort of taste. For this squid salad, we are just braising it in red wine
  3. Meats are usually seared and then braised. Squid is a little special – as it’s tender yet very chewy. So it requires basically no searing.

Ingredients for the squid

  1. About 500gr of your favorite squid, cut into 1cm pieces
  2. 2-3 garlic cloves
  3. salt, pepper
  4. about 500 to 700 ml of red wine
  5. your favorite boiled potatoes
  6. some green beans

Squid salad recipe:

  1. Turn on the oven at 180 degrees
  2. clean and cut the squid. you do not need to dry them because we will drown them in wine
  3. Marinate them properly and add the garlic
  4. Put them in a casserole and add red wine will the squid are covered. Depending on the dish that you choose
  5. Cover it with an aluminum foil and place them in the oven for 45 min to 1 hour. They will be ready when the squid is soft to eat.
  6. While the casserole is cooking, boil in some salted water some potatoes and then boil a few green beans. I would use frozen ones – they are fine.
  7. After everything is cooked, put everything together and dress it with a simple olive oil, balsamic vinegarette, and salt.

As always, do not forget to check out our Instagram for more cool posts, or This gnocchi dish to pair it with.


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