Fried squid with coconut milk, noodles, lime, chilli and mint


I absolutely adore squid and try to mix my recipes up a little; one can only have so much calamari… This dish with crispy squid with the bold flavours of lime, chilli and mint contrasting the soft noodles in coconut milk is really tasty and one I will make many times in the future.

Fried squid with coconut milk, noodles, lime, chilli and mint, serves 2

2 nests egg noodles

300 g squid, cleaned and sliced

1/2 red chilli, chopped

1 garlic clove, pressed

1 tomato, chopped

1 handful chopped mint

2 limes, zest and juice

200 g coconut milk

salt, pepper

Cook the noodles according to the packet. Heat up some olive oil in a non-stick pan and add the tomato and chilli. Fry for a few minutes then add the coconut milk and bring to the boil. Season with the zest and juice from 1 lime, salt and pepper. Let the sauce thicken, then mix with the noodles and add some mint. 

Heat up olive oil in a frying pan on high heat. Add the chilli and then the squid and flash-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and lower the heat (so it doesn’t burn). Add the juice of 1 lime and scatter with mint. Season. 

Place the noodles in a bowl and top with the squid.