Recipes Quick and Easy

Low Carb Squid And Carrot Post Work Out Meal

  • 1 Piece of squid (ask them to clean it up for you)
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Red Chili
  • Small Broccoli
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Limes
  • Knob of ginger
  • Chives

Squid is one of those ingredients that people freak out about and never seem all that keen on cooking at home for some strange reason. Most supermarkets have it and it will always be one of the cheapest items on the fish counter. Lose the fear and give this recipe a go as the perfect low fat meal to enjoy after the gym!


Step 1

The ingredients are all super cheap. Ask the people in the fish shop to clean it up for you so it is ready for cooking and you have less work to do!

Step 2

Grab two large carrots and peel the bastards.

Step 3

Slice them up into little squares and then evenly slice them into long strips. Take your time doing this as the last thing you want to do is cut your hand.

Step 4

You'll want them as even as possible so as they all take the same time to cook.

Step 5

Peel the garlic. Don't really need to explain that step to you!

Step 6

Chop it up into tiny pieces.

Step 7

Do the same with the chilli. If you want it extra spicy leave the seeds in but if you don't like heat take them out at the start.

Step 8

Peel a large piece of ginger.

Step 9

Slice the ginger up into even sized pieces.

Step 10

At this stage you've done most of the chopping and prepping. Get all that stuff on one plate ready to cook!

Step 11

Lay the squid flat out on a clean chopping board.

Step 12

Cut it into little triangles. Try and keep them all roughly the same size.

Step 13

Get a large frying pan or wok. Add some oil and blast the heat up to the very top temperature.

Step 14

Season up the squid at this stage with a little salt and black pepper.

Step 15

Lash in the carrots, ginger, garlic and chilli.

Step 16

Keeping them tossing around at all times as you don't want them to burn but do want them to cook quickly.

Step 17

Chop up the parsley into small fine pieces. Also get the limes cut in half ready for later.

Step 18

At this stage (about 3-4 minutes) the carrots should be starting to get soft.

Step 19

Throw in the broccoli. I bought mine already prepped so it takes even less time.

Step 20

Now move everything over to one side and get ready to cook the squid. There is nothing worse than tough squid so we want to cook it really quickly. Less than 1 minute on a high heat. Blast it for about 30 seconds on each side.

Step 21

Toss the whole thing together and add in the lime juice. This will help it all cook. About another 30 seconds is all you need.

Step 22

Throw in the parsley at this very last stage and take it all off the heat immediately so as it doesn't overcook

Step 23

Toss it all up and serve it up immediately. Make sure it is a huge portion because with no heavy carbs you need a bit more but it is absolutely delicious.


See there really isn't anything to worry about when it comes to cooking. People freak out when it comes to fish for absolutely no reason at all! Try this one for yourself and you'll be absolutely amazed at just how easy it was! Boom!

Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.