Do you miss ordering fried calamari at restaurants when you go out to eat?
Have you tried grilled calamari instead? It’s a gluten-free, paleo-friendly alternative that will make you forget all about the fried stuff.
Seafood is chock full of vitamins and minerals that we need, including iodine and selenium. If you get bored of white fish, adding a little squid and octopus is a great way to mix it up without missing out on all of those wonderful nutrients.
Pairing the grilled octopus with this homemade pesto makes the perfect flavor combination. It also adds a little color to the dish!
And pesto is not hard to make. Especially when you make your food processor do all the work for you!
The plating for this recipe doesn’t have to be super fancy. Just toss the fish and the vegetables together, top with a dollop of pesto and voila!
You can certainly use a grill to make this recipe, rather than a grill pan, if you prefer. Personally I’m not a fan of our outdoor grill. It tends to sit and collect dust, or snow, depending on the season. :)
However, if you choose to use an outdoor grill, it can provide more flavor thanks to the smoke and BBQ-y-ness. ;) Just be sure to watch it carefully because the open flame can be unpredictable and squid and octopus can easily turn rubbery.