Herbed Squid Steaks over Mediterranean Couscous

Ingredients

        COUSCOUS

  • 2 cups large couscous

  • 3 cups boiling water

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced

  • 1 cup sweet onion, chopped

  • 1/2 cup cubanelle or other sweet pepper, chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce

  • 1- 15 ounce can garbanzo beans

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

        SQUID STEAKS

  • 6- 6 ounce squid steaks

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons herbed salt ( or substitute 1 teaspoon each salt and black pepper)

Directions

        COUSCOUS

  • Saute in olive oil, garlic, onion, and pepper about 5 minutes on medium low heat. Add couscous, saute until light golden in color. Add remaining ingredients and water. Bring to a boil. Lower to simmer, put lid on pot and cook for 20 minutes.

  • Fluff with fork before serving.

  • SQUID STEAKS

  • Place squid in shallow dish. coat wih olive oil and salt. Marinate at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

  • Heat saute pan, add squid and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes per side until slightly golden brown.

  • Remove squid from heat and slice on a bias into strips. Arrange these on top of the couscous just before serving.

  • Serves 6 people. Enjoy!

Dirk FucikSquid