Squid the Provençal Way is delicious and tender if cooked briefly. For this nice and quick recipe, squid transforms when it is cooked slowly. It defies all rubbery associations and becomes wonderfully tender. Bon Appétit at laclassedecuisine.com !
First, here is the list of the different ingredients you will need, to prepare this delicious Squid the Provençal Way that Serves 4
- 3-4 squid per person
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
- 1 pinch Espelette pepper
- 1 tsp capers (optional)
- 1 whole tomatoes can
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
Now, here are the few steps you will need to follow to make the Squid the provençal Way with a Preparation time of 15 minutes and a Cooking time of also 15 minutes
First of all, Prepare the squids (or ask your fishmonger to do it ) and cut the squids into rather small strips. In a saucepan fry the squid pieces without any fat. Drain the water if necessary. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes and set aside.
Then, in a big salad bowl, put the squid slices with the tomato can, the capers and the fresh thyme. Let marinate for about one hour. Set aside. After one hour, drain the squid from the tomato sauce. But keep your tomato sauce, it is important !
In the same pan, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil. Add the tomatoes sauce and mix. Add the fresh herbs and simmer for about 15 minutes or so.
Finely, add the squid stripes and Espelette pepper and mix again. Simmer just a few minutes and serve with some rice or if you prefer, some pasta. Don’t forget the nice sourdough bread to serve with and enjoy your dish !