The past weekend was a complete write-off with a terrible flu, hay fever and the badly, for me, timed heat wave. In general I love heat and am always cold, but not when I am poorly. So apart from staying in bed and trying to keep cool I did little else than alternate between reading Gone Girl and watching series.
Luckily I had a well-stocked fridge so at least I could treat myself to some nice suppers. This ridiculously simple and summery dish was such a treat. I love that samphire taste like the sea and frying squid only takes a minute or two.
Squid with samphire and herb butter, per portion
80 g samphire
120-150 g squid, either just the tubes or baby squid with tentacles
Lime herb butter:
50 g softened salted butter
3 tbsp chopped fresh herbs; I used mint and parsley
1/2 tsp lime zest
some ground black pepper
Mix together the herbs, zest and butter and put aside. Clean the squid and slice the tubes. Quickly fry the squid in some neutral oil. Season using only a pinch of salt and some black pepper.
Steam the samphire for 2-3 minutes. (No need to season as salty in itself).
Serve with a wedge of lime and some nice bread.