Braised Squid in Red Wine and Tomato

Ingredients

1 tbsp Olive Oil, Plus Extra For Drizzling
1kg Prepared Squid and Tentacles, Cleaned and Cut into Thick Rings
2 Onions, Chopped
3 Garlic Cloves, Sliced
1 pinch Chilli Flakes
1 tsp Fennel Seed
3 Bay Leaves
1 tbsp Rosemary, Roughly Chopped
1 pinch Sugar
1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
400g Chopped Tomatoes
250ml Good Quality Red Wine

To Serve

1 handful Chopped Coriander
Zest ½ orange

Method

1. Heat the olive oil in a shallow saucepan or flameproof casserole and add the squid, onions and garlic. Add the dry ingredients and simmer until all the liquid has evaporated and the onions are tender, about 15 mins. Add the vinegar and chopped tomatoes, simmer for 1 min, then pour over the red wine and season. Simmer very gently on the lowest heat, stirring occasionally, for 1 hr or until the sauce is rich and the squid is really tender.

2. Turn off the heat, leave to cool slightly, then drizzle with a little more olive oil and scatter with the coriander and orange zest.
Tip: If you like the dish slightly more spicy add 150g diced spicy Chorizo during step 1 to give the dish a richer and more Spanish flavour.

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Chezyork
2022-01-09
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Good seafood platter We enjoyed an early evening seafood platter. The small restaurant was fully booked. Cozy atmosphere but feel it would be too dark for a lunch visit on a bright summers day. Staff friendly.
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2021-11-12
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Absolutely fantastic Superb meal, can't fault in any way. The scallop mousse starter was unusual and highly recommended and the specials we tried were really nice. Restaurant catered for the children with small fish and chips and ice cream. You've missed out if you go to inverarary and don't eat here.
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2021-11-07
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Another 5! Running out of superlatives for this restaurant. Continues to be our favourite restaurant in the country. Don’t miss the Seafood Stew.
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2021-10-29
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2021-10-27
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Delicious Sampshire serves really delicious food in a small friendly room. Had a board with daily fresh offerings including perfectly fried scottish squid and tender scallops. Go and enjoy.
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2021-10-26
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Perfect Night Out Great menu fabulous food and friendly, attentive staff, highlight of our trip to Loch Fyne. Faultless
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2021-10-22
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A five star experience. The reception on arrival was fantastic, the surroundings were excellent, but the quality of the food and service was amazing. The Sea Bass was superbly cooked and literally fell off the bone. The staff were very attentive and nothing was any trouble for them. A truly five star experience.
Sean R
Sean R
2021-10-19
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Best squid ever Lovely intimate space for dining. Varied menu mostly centred around seafood but nice dishes available for on fish lovers. Great service from the owner with her partner being the chef. Best squid I’ve ever tasted, melted in your mouth followed by the seafood stew also beautifully cooked and presented. Quite expensive but well worth it. Been want to go for a long time and will be back soon hopefully.
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Theologyprof
2021-10-19
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Great food, excellent service The staff here are really welcoming and friendly, as well as amazingly efficient at their job. They actually know about the food - and the food itself is as good as you'll get anywhere. Creative menus crafted by someone who obviously knows and loves what they're doing. And it's all at a very reasonable price and in a super environment.