Pan Fried Squid with Borlotti Beans, Chilli, Anchovy, Parsley and Chopped Rocket

Prep & Cook
80 min
Pan Fried Squid with Borlotti Beans, Chilli, Anchovy, Parsley and Chopped Rocket


300g borlotti beans

4 sage leaves

1 red chilli, pricked with a knife

2 garlic cloves, whole

2 ripe tomatoes

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp red wine vinegar

For the squid

6 fresh squid tubes (cleaned)

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped

3 anchovy fillets

1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped

½ lemon, juice only

To serve

1 handful chopped rocket, dressed with olive oil and lemon juice

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Savor every bite of our Mediterranean inspired Pan-Fried Squid with Borlotti Beans, Chilli, Anchovy, Parsley, and Chopped Rocket. This dish is a harmony of feel-good ingredients and simple yet delicious flavours that blend to create a meal that's both nourishing and filling. 

For that perfectly browned squid, our Blu. Griddle Pan is perfect, ensuring each piece is cooked to perfection, enhancing the overall flavour and texture of the dish.


Step 01

For the beans, soak the borlotti beans overnight in plenty of clean cold water. Drain the beans and transfer to a large pan with three times the volume of water. Add the sage, chili, garlic and tomatoes.

Step 02

Bring to the boil then reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer gently for one hour or until the beans are tender (the time may vary depending on the age of the beans). Drain off three-quarters of the cooking liquor then transfer the beans and the remaining cooking liquor into a bowl. Remove and discard the chilli and sage. Remove the garlic, mash with a fork, then return to the beans and stir through.

Step 03

Season with salt and black pepper and stir in the olive oil and vinegar. For the squid, peel off the wings and outer membrane.

Step 04

Cut in half lengthways and scrape out the inside with a knife. Wash thoroughly with cold water and pat dry. Lay the squid pieces flat, skin-side down, and score with a sharp knife in a criss cross pattern.

Step 05

Season the squid with salt and freshly ground black pepper and rub a little olive oil into the skin. Place our grill pan over a medium heat. When hot, add the squid, scored side down. Cook for one minute until golden-brown, then turnover.

Step 06

Add the chili, anchovy fillets, parsley and lemon juice to the grill pan. Remove the squid and quickly slice into bite-sized pieces. Return immediately to the pan and toss briefly through the other ingredients.

Step 07

To serve, place a spoon of the borlotti bean mixture in the center of a plate. Place a small amount of rocket on top and then the chopped squid.

Note: You can also use tinned borlotti beans to speed this up a little. Just gently sauté the garlic, tomato, sage and garlic then add the rinsed tinned borlotti beans to warm them through.

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