Linguini with Coriander Pesto and Chilli Calamari

24 07 2012

If you know anything about me at this stage, it’s that I get super uber excited about delicious quick-fixes, and that I could live on linguini for the rest of my days and be as happy as a pig in, well, a pen (?!). Anyway, when the fab foodies over at Mediterranean Delicacies sent a little hamper my way this weekend, I couldn’t wait to get started on sharing my new ideas with you. This linguini with the fresh Thai-style zing of the coriander pesto, and the juicy, spicy calamari is, well, epic.

Serves 2 | Preparation time 5 minutes | Cooking time 10-12 minutes

1/3 packet linguini
Olive oil
2 heaped Tbsp Mediterranean Delicacies Coriander Pesto
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
250g fresh squid
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
Freshly ground salt and pepper
Fresh coriander, for serving

1. In salted boiling water, cook the pasta according to packet instructions, drain and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, mix together 2Tbsp olive oil, Mediterranean Delicacies Coriander Pesto and lemon juice, and toss together with the cooked, drained pasta until it is well coated.

3. Also while the pasta is cooking, rinse the squid, drain in a colander and set aside on a plate lined with kitchen towel to dry off. (The drier the squid, the crispier the end result.) Season with the chilli, and a pinch of freshly ground salt and black pepper.

3. In a pan or (preferably) wok, heat about 4Tbsp olive oil, and when it’s really hot, fry the squid for 3-4 minutes, until lightly golden and crispy. Toss together with the pasta and serve in warmed bowls with another drizzle of lemon juice, olive oil and chopped fresh coriander.

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* Please note that this is the first of 4 sponsored articles I will be doing for Mediterranean Delicacies. Also, I don’t just post sponsored articles willy-nilly, however I believe that the products produced by Mediterranean Delicacies are done so with integrity, they’re delicious, and I’m proud to support their work.



5 responses

24 07 2012

Looks nice goony. I would also play around with making your own pesto…. herbs, garlic, nuts, salt, pepper, lemon juice, oil – food processor, voila! But when you find a good pesto in a jar it seems silly doing it yourself! Lots of love.

25 07 2012

hey goon 🙂 ya am super into making pesto at home, love love it, this was just a promo for them though so used the Medi Deli one which is also yummy and fresh. lots of love x

25 07 2012
Lauren Lock

Hi Se…fantastic stuff! Well done on recipe book….you should totally enter the next South African Master Chef! Hope you are well and happy as a flea or a pig for that matter (chuckle) Lots of love Lauren xxx

26 07 2012

Hi La, so lovely to hear from you and thanks for saying hi 🙂 All well thanks, busy busy in Jozi but enjoying it so far. Hope you guys are well too, sending lots of love xxx

5 08 2012
Don (loves fine food) Christie

Fantastic information and mouthwatering recipes. As squid (when it is cooked properly) is my favorite seafood i am just going to have to try the Chilli Calamari.

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