Cumin squid with tamarind dressing

  • 30 mins cooking
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Cumin squid with tamarind dressing
  • 1 (150g) cleaned squid hood
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon rind, finely grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/2 small_piece (50g), red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 small_piece (90g) zucchini , halved lengthways, sliced thinly
  • 60 gram baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon warm water


Cumin squid with tamarind dressing
  • 1
    Cut squid down centre to open out, score inside in diagonal pattern then cut squid into thick strips. Combine squid, garlic, rind and spices in small bowl.
  • 2
    Make tamarind dressing. Combine ingredients, tamarind, honey and water in small bowl.
  • 3
    Heat half the oil in wok, stir-fry squid until browned lightly and tender. Remove from wok.
  • 4
    Heat remaining oil in wok, stir-fry onion and zucchini until vegetables are tender. Add spinach, stir-fry until wilted, season to taste. Serve drizzled with tamarind dressing.


Cuttlefish or scallops would be an excellent substitute for the squid.

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