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Grilled Squid Skewers with Anchovy Butter

Grilled Squid Skewers with Anchovy Butter
YIELDS
4 servings

You can purchase baby squid at your local fishmonger or any upscale grocery store with a fresh seafood section. Radiccio di Treviso are narrow and pointed with tapered heads. You can substitute regular radiccio (radicchio di Verona) instead. Yield is 4 servings.

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Ingredients

Anchovy Butter

1
shallot, finely diced
¼
cup white wine
¼
cup white wine vinegar
½
cup chilled butter
1
Tbsp anchovy paste
Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Marinade

1
lemon, zest only
3
Tbsp lemon juice
½
cup extra virgin olive oil
2
cloves garlic, crushed.
1
Tbsp dry Greek oregano
½
Tbsp freshly cracked black pepper
1
small red chile, seeded and chopped
Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Grilled Squid Skewers

2
green zucchini, cut in 1-inch dice
1
bulb fennel, cut in 1-inch dice
1
head radicchio di Treviso, cut in 1-inch dice
1
large red onion, cut in 1-inch dice
16
baby squid bodies, skin peeled and washed
Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Assembly

8
eight-inch skewers
1
lemon, cut into wedges
Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper
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Directions

Step 1

Put the shallots, white wine and white wine vinegar in a small saucepan on medium high heat and reduce by half, about 2 minutes.

Step 2

Whisk in the chilled butter until incorporated and then add the anchovy paste, stirring well.

Step 3

Season to taste and transfer it to a dipping bowl.

Step 4

Serve hot with the Grilled Squid Skewers.

Step 5

Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan on medium-high heat and to a simmer.

Step 6

Remove from the heat and add to a food processor.

Step 7

Pulse to combine.

Step 8

Season to taste.

Step 9

While the marinade is still hot, transfer 3/4 of the marinade to a large bowl.

Step 10

Reserve the remaining marinade and let cool.

Step 11

Add the diced zucchini, fennel, radicchio and onion.

Step 12

Marinate the vegetables until they are cooled, about 30 minutes.

Step 13

Set aside.

Step 14

Transfer the remaining 1/4 of the marinade (that has been cooled) to a medium bowl and let cool.

Step 15

Add the squid.

Step 16

Marinate the squid for 10 minutes.

Step 17

Set aside.

Step 18

Preheat grill on medium high.

Step 19

Thread the squid and vegetables on the skewers, alternating with the veggies and the squid.

Step 20

Season the squid skewers and grill, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Step 21

Do not overcook them or the squid will be tough.

Step 22

Serve with the Anchovy Butter and lemon wedges.

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