Chargrilled squid with creamy ponzu dressing

Delicious, sustainable squid, cooked in seconds, served with a tangy ponzu dressing.


For the squid
  • 4 x squid (about 250g/9oz each), cleaned and cut into triangles
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime, juice only
For the creamy ponzu dressing
  • 2 free-range eggs, yolks only
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • pinch white pepper
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 4 tsp chilli garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp yuzu juice
  • 200ml/7floz vegetable oil
To serve
  • 3 tbsp coriander cress
  • 2 tbsp celery cress
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves, picked
  • 1 handful watercress, leaves picked

Preparation method

  1. For the squid, heat a griddle pan until searing hot.

  2. Season the squid with salt and black pepper and a drizzle of oil.

  3. Place onto the griddle and cook on each side for 30 seconds until charred and just cooked through.

  4. Remove and squeeze the lime over the top.

  5. For the creamy ponzu dressing, place all the ingredients, except the vegetable oil into a small food processor and blend to a purée.

  6. Gradually add in the vegetable oil until a thin mayonnaise forms.

  7. Check the seasoning and add more yuzu juice if desired.

  8. To serve, scatter the cress and leaves over each plate, then place a squid on top and drizzle with the creamy ponzu dressing.

James Martin recipes from Saturday Kitchen

Less than 30 mins preparation time

Less than 10 mins cooking time

Serves 4

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