Paleo Plan

Squid Steaks with Tomato and Basil

Step 4

Makes dinner for two.

Approximate cooking time: 20 minutes

Recipe and photos submitted by Ruth Stewart

Ingredients

  • coconut or olive oil
  • 7-8 oz squid (steaks or pieces)
  • 4 tsp Poblano peppers, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6-7 large basil leaves, chopped (add more for garnish if desired)
  • 1 (15 oz) can fire roasted tomatoes, diced
  • sea salt (optional)
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat.
  2. When pan is hot, add poblano peppers and garlic, and saute briefly (2-3 minutes).
  3. Add tomatoes and basil, and simmer 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Heat a clean pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp olive or coconut oil.
  5. Meanwhile, season both sides of each squid steak with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper if desired (or toss pieces in mixture).
  6. When the pan is hot, add squid and cook briefly until warm (1 minute per side). DO NOT overcook or it will become very tough and chewy.
  7. Place each squid steak on a plate and top with tomato mixture. Garnish with basil leaves if desired.
Photo courtesy: Ruth Stewart

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