This post marks a milestone! It's the first entry written from a location other than home! Yay portable devices! At the time of this entry, I've been eating my way through Chinatown Boston and living it up at PAXEast, the largest gaming convention on the East coast. So check out the Steak and a Clam Instagram for photos of all the things I ate!
Back to cooking!
Braised Squid is one of those meals that looks super fancy but can be done easily on a weeknight. The hardest part was getting raw squid to look photogenic. So I just used a cute bowl. The harissa adds a nice kick, but a dash of cayenne would do in a pinch. I definitely suggest getting harrisa though, as it's super versatile. The lemon zest really -ahem- brightened the dish up. Like, I hear that term all the time on Top Chef and such, but this was probably the first time I've ever actually thought that as I ate the dish. You can serve this with couscous, farro, rice, or any grain you prefer. We used Freekeh, because why not. The leftovers came out great too, and the squid didn't get rubbery upon reheating.