Makes 2 first courses


  • 3 oz of extra virgin olive oil

  • 6-7 thin slices of garlic

  • Large pinch of kosher salt

  • Large pinch of fresh cracked black pepper large pinch of crushed red pepper

  • Pinch of fresh thyme

  • 6 ozs of fresh squid, cut into rings

  • 1/2 cup of fresh lima beans, blanched (canned can be substituted)

  • 1/2 cup of fresh, ripe tomato, cut into medium dice

  • 10-12 black olives, pits removed, cut in half 2 tsp of capers

  • 1/4 cup of chopped Italian parsley

        juice of half a lemon



  • Place a large saute pan over high heat, add olive oil and garlic.

  • Cook garlic until light golden brown, about 2 minutes.

  • Add salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, and thyme.

  • Add squid and cook for approx. 2 minutes.

  • Add all other ingredients and gently warm thru.

  • Adjust seasoning and serve.