I went out for drinks with work on Thursday, even though we only get together when it is someone’s leaving do, it was still nice. The wine just keep on coming, so after three glasses and not much to eat since lunch I made my excuses and came home to make dinner. Christopher was working late, and I was out, so we (I) had planned to have pasta with mussels and squid, because it is so quick to make pasta and because we had some squid in the freezer. But Christopher wasn’t in the mood for pasta, so we had to come up with something else. It might have been because I had read this NQN post the same day, that I came up with squid sandwiches, and I am forever grateful for the inspiration, because this was really good. And perfect after a few glasses of wine, I may add…
It would have been even nicer with homemade aioli but at half nine in the evening when you’re sooo hungry, it is just not an alternative to whip up aioli. Instead I took the next best thing; Hellman’s mayonnaise mixed with pressed garlic. That worked too.
Squid sandwiches, serves 2
2 squid tubes
1 clove of garlic, pressed
2 tsp chilli flakes
1/2 lemon, juice from
4 slices of nice bread, toasted
aioli (or Hellman’s + pressed garlic)
Cut the squid into 1 cm thick rings. Heat up some olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Throw in the squid, press in some garlic, sprinkle over the chilli flakes and when they’re cooked through (after 3 mins or so) squeeze over some lemon. In the meantime, toast the bread and spread with butter. Put some spinach on two slices, add some garlic mayo, then the squid, then some more mayo, and maybe squeeze over some more lemon, put the remanining bread slices on top and cut the sandwiches in half. Dig in and enjoy!