Separate the body from the squid tentacles. Rinse the squid tube under cold running water to remove any grit. Slice the body into half centimetre thick rings. Remove the head from the tentacles and discard. Rinse the tentacles and dry all of the prepared squid on kitchen paper.
Peel and finely chop the garlic. Remove the seeds from the red chilli and cut the flesh into very fine slithers. Peel and grate the ginger. Slice the spring onions on the angle.
Pick the leaves from the mint and coriander and roughly chop.
Wash the mizuna leaves in cold water and spin in a salad spinner.
Cut 1 lime in half and the other into 6 wedges.
Heat a frying pan to very hot. Add a splash of sunflower oil and then the squid. Cook until golden (no more than 1 minute), turn over and add the chilli, garlic and ginger. Cook for 30 seconds and add the soy sauce to the pan. Remove from the heat and squeeze on the juice from 1 lime.
Fold through the chopped herbs and spring onions.
Serve the squid on a bed of mizuna leaves and garnish with a wedge of lime.
«Make sure the squid is dry before cooking in the frying pan or wok. This will ensure the squid cooks quickly and does not cook in the water it releases and become chewy.»
A quick and easy stir fry dish of baby squid, spiced with chilli, ginger and garlic. Served on a bed of mizuna leaves with fresh mint and coriander.