Dan The Fish Man

59-second squid with chilli jam

Follow the guidelines below for a fast and fail-safe way of preparing and cooking squid in just 59 seconds

  • Get your fishmonger to clean the squid for you. Or if you want to do it yourself, here’s how:
  • Scrape away the pinky-grey outer skin from the squid, and then cut off the head and discard.
  • Pull out the quill (the clear plastic-like part inside the fish) and discard as well.
  • Next, rinse out the body and tentacles in cold water. Slit the body lengthways and cross-hatch the body with a sharp knife, taking care not to cut right through the flesh. Dry the squid twice on kitchen paper.
  • Heat the oil until really hot.
  • Fry the squid for a maximum of 59 seconds
  • Season with salt and black pepper, and then serve with chilli jam and crushed garlic, if desired.