Squid is one of those ingredients that I really love but very rarely cook with, I think I have a phobia about under or over cooking as it is so easily done. I actually cheated on this occasion and purchased my squid already cleaned and sliced from Marks and Spencers, it was never going to taste like freshly prepared squid but I had hoped that it would make a satisfying dinner.
The recipe was actually a have a look to see what’s in the fridge and throw it in the pan sort of recipe which consisted of fresh red chilli, garlic, vine tomatoes and cream. I added the squid at the last minute to avoid over cooking it and was left with a very delicious pasta dish.
It wasn’t until I served this dish that I realised I’d cooked a pasta that resembled octopus tentacles which wasn’t intentional but rather amusing.