Chilli & lime squid salad

James Martin's sensational starter is sure to impress dinner party guests - marinate the squid overnight, then sear just before serving over avocado and rocket

Slice the squid into 1-2cm rings and top each salad with a few rings and some crispy onions. Serve half a charred lime on the side for squeezing over, with the remaining chilli scattered over...

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Cooking time: 3 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
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  • 3 red chillies, halved, deseeded and finely diced
  • 2 tbsp garlic-infused olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oylProbably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's… , plus extra to serve
  • 2 whole squid Squid s-kwidFrom the same family as the octopus and cuttlefish, squid may look jellyish and unappetising but… tubes about 400g/14oz, cleaned and prepared (see tip)
  • 2 large ripe avocados Avocado av-oh-car-dohAlthough it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native… , stoned, peeled and sliced
  • 100g rocket Rocket roh-ketRocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…
  • 3 limes Lime ly-mThe same shape, but smaller than… , halved
  • 3 tbsp crispy onions (I used Fresh Gourmet crispy onions)

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