Bone-building five-spice squid

Bone-building five-spice squid

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The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day
Serves
1
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Martin Poole

Don’t be put off by squid: this dish has a heavenly exotic taste and vibe to it, plus it’s so nutrient packed, it’s almost too good to be true. It’s one of those dishes that gets addictive.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
olive oil, for cooking
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
120g curly kale
dash soy sauce
2 large fresh squid tubes
1/2 teaspoon chinese five-spice powder
1 tablespoon cashew nuts
sea salt
black pepper

Method

  1. Heat a little olive oil in a pan, add the onion and garlic and cook for 2–3 minutes. Pull the kale leaves off the stalks. Add the kale to the pan and continue to cook until it has turned a brighter, deeper green and started to soften. Add the soy sauce and set aside.
  2. Heat a little olive oil in a griddle pan or frying pan over a high heat. Add the squid to the pan and cook for 3 minutes. Sprinkle it with the five-spice powder and season with salt and pepper. Turn over and repeat on the other side. Be careful not to overcook the squid; it should take no longer than 6–7 minutes in total.
  3. Warm the greens, stir in the cashews, top with the griddled squid and serve immediately.

Good for:

  • Acne; bone health; immune health; anxiety and stress

Star ingredient:

  • Many people are cautious about squid, but it is a very rich source of selenium and zinc, which support the immune system. It’s also a great protein source, and exceptionally lean.
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