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


  • 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


  • Heat oil in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat.
  • When pan is hot, add poblano peppers and garlic, and saute briefly (2-3 minutes).
  • Add tomatoes and basil, and simmer 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Heat a clean pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp olive or coconut oil.
  • Meanwhile, season both sides of each squid steak with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper if desired (or toss pieces in mixture).
  • 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.
  • 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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