If you are going to follow me on this Keto journey then you will need to learn to cook;
If you don’t cook, you don’t control what goes on your plate
When I started learning to cook, it was videos from real chefs like Marco Pierre White rather than TV chefs like Jamie Oliver that got me started. Recently I’ve discovered chef Raymond Blanc’s series and it has improved my cooking ability significantly because he is very generous with his explanations of why he does certain things.
5 minutes : 30 seconds in you’ll find the slow squid recipe, and after that a great piece on butchery – heck the whole series is worth watching.
The following Slow squid recipe is a Easy Lo-Carb version of Chef Raymond Blancs Slow cooked squid.
Turning Slow Squid Lo-Carb
Garlic has a lot of Sugar so we’ll replace this with some fresh Green Onions used raw for garnish, as well as that intense onion flavour. Regular Onions also have a lot of sugar, so we’ll swap in french shallots which have a more intense flavour so we can use a lot less and still impart flavour to the stew. Finally we’ll reduce the amount of Tomatoes – and as you’ll see in my ingredient shot we are going to use Tomato puree that we had previously cooked and froze into ice cube blocks, but you can also use fresh tomatoes as well.
These will all go into a pan and cook slowly on the stove for an hour. As Chef Blanc says, Squid you either cook for One minute or you cook it for One hour – nothing in between.
Right at the end we toss in a handful of fresh grape tomatoes for the last few minutes of cooking for visual appeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 63
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 316mg 105%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 27g 54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. wp-nutrition-label
slow squid > quick squid
When cooked slowly for an hour the squid totally changes texture and the rubbery collagens in the meat melts and turn into gelatin – and the mouth feel is almost like silken Tofu. But the most amazing transformation is the flavour – quick squid deep fried is usually lathered in Salt and Pepper because it has almost no taste, but when you slow cook the squid it imparts a delicious fresh seafood flavour to the stew.
Note: This bowl also contains 50% of your RDA for Vitamins A and C