Marinated Squid and Italian Bean Crostini

Prep time: 16-20 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Serves: 2 Skill level: Competent Cook Recipe by: Seafish

This dish makes for a great starter, snack, or delicious lunch


The method


  1. In a small bowl combine the squid, mint, 1tbsp of the oil, half of the chilli flakes and the lemon zest. Cover and set aside to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Place the beans, garlic, rosemary and the remaining chilli flakes in a saucepan with enough cold water to just cover them and bring to a gentle simmer for 15 minutes. Then drain off the excess liquid and mash with 2tbsp of the oil, leaving a few lumps for texture. Season to taste.
  3. Preheat the grill and toast the ciabatta until it’s golden on both sides. Remove from the grill and drizzle over 2tbsp of oil.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and carefully fry the marinated squid, for 3-4 minutes until it’s cooked through.
  5. To serve, spread a thick layer of the bean puree onto the hot toast, top with the squid and garnish with the micro herbs.