Found in every ocean, squid is the most widely available seafood in the world and one of the cheapest. This works well on the barbecue, too
- 4 red peppers
- 2 x 400g cans chickpea, rinsed and drained
- huge bunch parsley, roughly chopped
- 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 100ml olive oil
- 600g cleaned squid, sliced into rings, tentacles kept whole
- 200g cooking chorizo, cut into chickpea-size chunks
- juice and zest 1 large lemon
MethodPlace the peppers in a bowl, cover with a plate until cool enough to handle, then peel, deseed and finely slice. In a large bowl mix the peppers and any juices with the chickpeas, parsley, chilli and garlic. Set aside.
- 2 aubergines, sliced into 1cm rounds
- 6 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle for the prawns
- 140g raw prawn, deveined
- 140g cooking chorizo, cut into 1½ cm-2cm thick slices
- 400g can chickpea, drained and rinsed
- ½ red onion, finely sliced
- 100g baby spinach
- large handful parsley, chopped
- ½ garlic clove, crushed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- juice and zest 1 lemon
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp clear honey
- 2 small preserved lemons, flesh removed and rind thinly sliced
- Heat a griddle pan to medium. Brush the aubergine slices with oil, season and griddle on both sides until soft and lightly charred – you’ll need to do this in batches. Set aside and keep warm. (See below left for griddling tips.)
- While the aubergines are cooking, make the dressing. Mix the garlic with a good pinch of salt to form a paste. Gradually stir in the olive oil and lemon juice, followed by the zest, cumin, honey, preserved lemons and seasoning.
- Wipe out the griddle pan and toss the prawns with a little oil and seasoning. Griddle for 1-2 mins each side until cooked through, then transfer to a plate. Add the chorizo slices to the pan and cook for 3-4 mins each side, or until they start to release their oil and become crispy.
- In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, onion, spinach and most of the parsley. Add the aubergines, prawns and chorizo, pour over the dressing and gently toss everything together. Pile onto a serving platter and scatter over the remaining parsley. Serve straight away.
- 3 ripe beef tomatoes, cut into wedges
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
- few thyme sprigs, leaves picked
- 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 100g chorizo, sliced on the diagonal
- Put the tomatoes in a bowl with the onion and thyme. Season, then drizzle with the vinegar and oil. Let the flavours mingle while you cook the chorizo.
- In a hot, dry pan, fry the chorizo slices until browned on both sides. Serve the tomatoes with the fried chorizo, drizzled with a little oil from the pan.
- 200g chorizo
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 410g can chickpea, drained and rinsed
- 250g jar roasted mixed pepper, drained and roughly chopped
- handful coriander leaves, chopped
- 2 tbsp natural yogurt
- Cut the chorizo into 3cm thick slices. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Cook the chorizo for 4-5 minutes, turning occasionally until the edges start to crisp and it has released its red oil.
- Tip the chickpeas into the pan and cook for a couple of minutes until hot. Add the peppers and cook for a few minutes until everything's juicy. Remove from the heat, stir in the coriander, ladle into two bowls and top each with a spoonful of yogurt.