Squid in Ginger and Vegetable Compote

Unwrap the pouch to discover a visual feast.
16 small squids
5-6 large tomatoes
200 g celery stalks
½ red chilli
100 g butter
50 ml sake or sherry
1 small piece of ginger
fresh chives
black pepper

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Skin, seed and dice the tomatoes. Chop the chilli and celery, and peel and cut the ginger into thin strips.

Put the tomatoes, celery and butter into a large saucepan and gently cook with the lid on for 5 minutes, shaking a couple of times during cooking. Add the sake, chilli, ginger, salt and pepper and finish cooking for a further 2 minutes.

Lay out 4 x A3 sheets of SAGA Cooking Paper. On each sheet, place 4 small squids and slightly season with salt and pepper. Pour over the vegetable mix and make a SAGA pouch.

Steam the pouches in a bamboo (preferably) or other steamer for about 8 minutes. Serve with rice or noodles and garnish with chopped chives.

TOP TIP: To skin tomatoes, first dip them into boiling water for a few seconds.

TOP TIP: When handling chilli, it is always advisable to wear rubber gloves to avoid skin irritation. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water when finished.