26 May 2017

In The Kitchen: Squid with Seaweed Pasta

I Sea Pasta review, squid and seaweed pasta recipe, UK food blog, food bloggers

Squid is a treasure from the sea, and often a delicacy on a restaurant menu - but did you know that you can easily cook squid at home for a quarter of the price? I paired up with I Sea Pasta* from Seamore Food to create a delicious and healthy at home meal which will be an equal hit as a dinner party main, or a casual family feast. 
I Sea Pasta is seaweed tagliatelle which is low in carbs, full of iodine, iron, and omega3, high in fibre, and is gluten free. It also contains 50% of your daily vegetables and a hell of a lot less calories than wheat pasta - in fact, it's actually 80% less calories.
The seaweed pasta is 100% seaweed, organically and sustainably sourced from Ireland - I found it really interesting to know that seaweed is actually considered the most sustainable food on the planet - all it needs is sunshine. Seaweed is an exciting superfood, and the best part is that it tastes so delicious! Kind of makes me want to go to the Dorset coastline and see what I can source - but for now I'll stick to a convenient sealed packet. 

I Sea Pasta review, squid and seaweed pasta recipe, UK food blog, food bloggers

To make Squid with Seaweed Pasta for 2, you'll need:

- 5 prepared squid (you can find these as supermarket fish counters like Waitrose or Tesco)
- 50g of I Sea Pasta
- 3 crushed cloves of garlic
- 1 lemon
- 1 red chilli
- A handful of coriander (leave some for garnish)
- Salt and pepper to taste

I Sea Pasta review, squid and seaweed pasta recipe, UK food blog, food bloggers

There are two ways to cook I Sea Pasta - you can either soak it in hot water for 20 minutes, or you can boil it for 15-20 minutes for a softer texture. I decided to boil it, because I wanted to collect the water and use it as stock for fish pies! Just collect the water after the pasta has boiled, pour into ice cube trays and freeze. Voila, homemade seaweed stock which can be used for fish pies, soups, as an additive to any seafood and fish dishes.

I Sea Pasta review, squid and seaweed pasta recipe, UK food blog, food bloggers
I Sea Pasta review, squid and seaweed pasta recipe, UK food blog, food bloggers

Whilst the pasta boils, cut the squid into rings (but leave the tentacles as they are), and mix with finely chopped chillies and coriander, crushed garlic, and juice of 1 lemon. Leave to marinade for 10 minutes, then place in a hot pan with a splash of olive oil. Cook for 2 minutes, then add water and steam for the remaining 8-10 minutes.

Remove the pasta from heat and drain the water; do the same with the squid. Mix the seaweed with the squid and plate up! Remember to garnish with a little coriander, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice!

I Sea Pasta review, squid and seaweed pasta recipe, UK food blog, food bloggers
I Sea Pasta review, squid and seaweed pasta recipe, UK food blog, food bloggers

This dish was so delicious, and so guilt free that I could easily indulge in more than one plate! Easy and quick to prep, it's a great meal for families and guests - and even those who work late and don't feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

If you want to try this delicious Squid with Seaweed Pasta dish, you can get I Sea Pasta from the Seamore website, or use their store locator to help find a stockist near you!
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