Herbed Squid Steaks over Mediterranean 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
6- 6 ounce squid steaks
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons herbed salt ( or substitute 1 teaspoon each salt and black pepper)
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.
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!