Chop garlic cloves, parsley leaves and almonds with a knife. Mix these ingredients with a little salt, Port wine bittersweet and oil.
Run the tip of your knife along one side of the squid in a diagonal criss-cross pattern.
Pat dry with paper towel.
Cook the squid on a hot griddle pan for a couple of minutes on each side.
Serve with the almond sauce on top.
NOTE: Chop parsley, garlic and almonds ideally with a knife. In a mortar, it will turn into a paste and this is not what is intended.
** Almonds, ideally peeled, either raw or toasted. It can also be made with chopped almond grains, available in the market.
** Squid cooking time depends on the size, but it should not be overcooked since it will become tough and rubbery.
** tbsp = tablespoon
For celiacs: make sure all ingredients are gluten free.