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Squid Salad With Lemon And Fresh Mint

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Ingredients
  Shellfish 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Small squid 2 Pound, cleaned (Whole, With Tentacles)
  Packed mint leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Fresh)
  Dry mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh lemon juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Jalapeno pepper 1⁄2 , minced
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Lemon slices 4 (As Required For Garnish)
  Mint sprigs 1 (As Required For Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large saucepan, add water and bring it to a boil.
2) Add the Shellfish Boil and squid to cook for 1 minute over heat.
3) Remove the pan from the heat and set it on a rack.
4) Let the squid cool in the liquid for 30 minutes or until tepid. Drain water.
5) In a food processor, add the mint leaves, dry mustard, lemon juice, jalapeno pepper, salt, sugar and black pepper.
6) Process the ingredients to puree. Add olive oil in a thin stream into the running blender and blend the oil into the puree nicely.
7) Slice the squid bodies thinly along the width, leaving the tentacles whole.
8) In a large bowl, place the squid and toss with the dressing.

SERVING
9) Use a serving platter to nicely arrange the squid. Garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs, before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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