What started off as a simple meatless meal turned into a seafood lunch… My horrible attempt for a meatless meal for 2 days in a row. No excuses but it would be a perfect opportunity to share with you what I had! Let’s get started!
I wanted to steer away from poultry the other day when I was preparing for this meal. I rummaged the freezer and luckily for me, there were not much poultry to tempt me. Instead, it was the squid that caught my eye. So I decided to make something with squid! And just like that, I settled for quinoa squid salad.
*Disclaimer! I created this recipe myself, without any much research, therefore if you try this at home, it might taste a little off your tastebuds as food is subjective to each and everyone. Please adjust the flavours to your preferences.
Quinoa Squid Salad
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 1 full length squid with tentacles
- 1/4 broccoli
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1/2 red chili, sliced
- 1 sprig of spring onion, sliced diagonally
- Spices (I used garam masala and curry powder)
- Salt and pepper to season
- 1 cup of water (Use a stock cube for more flavour)
- Olive oil
- Wash your squid and remove the skin.
- Score the squid for a better appearance and leave aside.
- In a pan with a large surface area, fry onion, chili and spring onion in olive oil on medium-high heat.
- Add spices into the pan and stir them constantly as you do not want to burn the spices.
- Add quinoa and stir. Pour water into the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan and turn the heat down to low.
- Once the quinoa have soaked up most of the liquid, fluff them up and put broccoli and squid above the quinoa, then cover.
- About 7-10 minutes later, you dish is served!
Some mistakes I made were adding the broccoli too early, therefore it lost its bright green colour. Instead I got a rather dull green broccoli. However in the recipe, it is revised, thus green colour broccoli should be observed. I did not season my quinoa much as well, and that is the reason why it was pretty odd in flavour. This was the reason why I did not add a measurement of how much spices you should add, as I left that decision up to you! The rest of the dish went relatively well, I would say that this dish was delicious and I would make it once again!
That’s it for today folks! I hope you have enjoyed this piece and look out for the next Taiwan post coming out soon! Till then, See you!
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