Squid with Bacon and Garlic Oil

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 appetizer servings
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8 ounces slab bacon, cut into lardons

6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 pounds fresh squid, cleaned and sliced into rings

Salt and freshly ground pepper

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

1 tablespoon freshly chopped thyme leaves


  1. Place the bacon in a medium saute pan over medium heat and cook until lightly golden brown and the fat has been rendered. Increase the heat to high and add the garlic, olive oil, and squid, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook the squid for 2 to 3 minutes or until just cooked through. Stir in the herbs and serve.