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Squid with Cornish salami and fennel

Published on June 17, 2014
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Squid, Cornish salami and fennel recipe

James Lean of Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac shares his stunning squid recipe

Serves 4 as small plates

You will need

  • Squid 2, cleaned and cut into rings, tentacles reserved
  • Fennel bulbs 1, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • Cornish salami 100g, cut into strips
  • Large orange 1, peel and pith removed and segmented
  • Light rapeseed oil for cooking
  • Cornish sea salt
  • Chives 2 tsp, finely chopped

For the dressing

  • Fresh orange juice 300ml
  • Lemon juice 2 tsp
  • Olive oil 20ml


  1. To make the dressing, bring the orange juice to the boil in a non-aluminium pan and reduce by two thirds, then remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the lemon juice and olive oil.
  2. Pre-heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.
  3. When the pan is hot add a drizzle of oil. Season the squid with salt and carefully place in the pan.
  4. Cook for a minute until lightly coloured, turning once.
  5. Once the squid is cooked, remove the pan from the heat and add the sliced fennel and salami to warm through.
  6. Add the orange segments, orange dressing and chopped chives to finish.

Chef’s tip: ‘This goes down a storm at Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, and we add purple sprouting broccoli in season,’ says James Lean, head chef at Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac.

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