Grilled squid with mushrooms and chicken fat

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
1 to 2 hours

Serves 4

By Pamela Brunton


For the mushroom broth

  • 1kg/2lb 4oz chestnut mushrooms, very thinly sliced on a mandolin
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 500ml/18fl oz good quality brown chicken stock

For the grilled squid with mushrooms and chicken fat

  • 100g/3½oz chicken fat
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 small red onions, whole, skin-on
  • 4 small squid, cleaned and prepared, bodies left whole
  • 400g/14oz maitake or chestnut mushrooms, cut into quarters
  • apple marigold petals and wild garlic flowers, to serve
  • 4 kumquats, thinly sliced
  • ½ lemon, juice only