Here it is a nice and easy squid or calamari recipe, one of those you can do when you are short of time or when you simply just want something tasty and quick which is not a ready meal... and who wants ready meals anyway??!
All you do is mixing ground pistachios, parsley, parmesan, breadcrumbs and olive oil and brush the squid with it. Pop it in the oven for 10 minutes and job done! A delicious squid dish with a crunchy and tasty topping.
With squid it is all about cooking it right, do not overcook it. It usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes depending on how large the fish is. The best way is to prick it with a fork after 8 minutes or so and check if it is tender.
If you cannot find fresh squid you can use frozen one too.
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- Prep Time : 15 minutes
- Cook Time : 10 minutes
Brush the squid with olive oil.
In a processor grind the pistachios and the parsley then mix them with the breadcrumbs, the parmesan, 8 tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper.
Line the squid on a baking tray covered with parchment paper then brush it with the pistachios mixture.
Cook it in the oven at 200C or 400F for about 10 minutes or until the squid is tender. You can check it by pricking it with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges.