Have a go at making this recipe from The Magpie Cafe, Whitby - green pepper squid

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Try making this squid recipe for tea, thanks to The Magpie Cafe head chef, Paul Gildroy.

Ingredients - serves 2

200g fresh cleaned squid (ask your fishmonger to open the tube so it can be

cleaned better)

1 medium onion

1 green pepper

1 clove of garlic

2 spring onions

Oil for cooking

Light soy sauce

Black pepper


Start with the squid, place the main tube flat on a chopping board and score the inside side in a crisscross pattern, be careful not to cut all the way through.

Once scored cut the squid into strips.

If you have the tenticles rinse them under cold running water, rubbing between your hands to remove the cartilage rings from within the suckers, dry with paper towel and set aside.

Thinly slice the green pepper and onion, cut the spring onion into 1-2 centimetre pieces and crush the garlic.

Heat a little oil in a frying pan and once smoking hot add the peppers and onions, stir fry for 1 minute then add the garlic and squid.

Cook for 2-3 minutes tossing frequently until the squid turns opaque then add the soy sauce and black pepper, stir fry for a further minute and then share between two bowls and serve immediately.