Squid Steaks with Tomato and Basil

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Recipe and photos submitted by Ruth Stewart

Recipe makes 2 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 20 minutes
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2 tablespoon(s) coconut oil, or olive oil
3/4 pound(s) squid (steak(s) or piece(s))
1/8 medium poblano pepper(s), chopped, about 4 tsp
1 medium garlic clove(s), minced
1/4 cup(s) basil, fresh, chopped (add more for garnish if desired)
1 can(s) tomatoes, fire roasted diced (15 oz)
1 teaspoon(s) sea salt, (optional)
1 teaspoon(s) black pepper, freshly ground


  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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