Greenwich Village’s Left Bank is an extension of the family hearth. The food they cook is wholesome and simple. Chef Laurence Edelman believes that “when the animals are happy, the vegetables are natural and fresh, the oils, butters, and fats are pure, and the herbs are green and wet, the result will be fantastic.”

Edelman loves making, eating, and serving this squid salad for the simplest of reasons: it’s healthy, textural, and delicious. He says, “This dish tastes and feels authentic to the sea and authenticity is always front and center at Left Bank.”

Check out Food Republic’s guide on roasting and peeling peppers, and get a head start on this impressive dish.