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Cuttlefish with Watermelon and Lime

Cuttlefish with Watermelon and Lime

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Cuttlefish with Watermelon and Lime


  • 1 whole Selsey cuttlefish (ask the fishmonger to clean and remove the ink sack)
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • olive oil
  • watermelon - cut into rectangles
  • lime - cut in half
  • 10 mixed ripe Nutbourne tomatoes
  • feta, cubed or crumbled
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • lime or lemon
  • red chilli, finely diced
  • 50g toasted almonds
  • coriander leaves


  • First prepare the cuttlefish. Remove the ink sack, middle bone and innards. Slice the ‘sock’ down one side so it sits flat. Remove the outer membrane.
  • With a sharp knife, run long, hatched lines across the flesh. Then slice lengthways into 2-3cm strips. Aim for 3 per portion. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat your BBQ or griddle pan. Drizzle the watermelon and lime with olive oil and char in the pan until warm right through and the edges are caramelised.
  • Lay the the cuttlefish strips onto the grill or pan, cross side down. Try to keep it flat as it cooks. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Salad
    Chop the tomatoes, lightly toss with the feta and dress with a splash of oil and a squeeze of lime or lemon.
  • To serve sprinkle with the chilli, almonds, coriander leaves, salt and pepper to taste and a flash of olive oil.
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