Grilled Squid Recipe

Grilled Squid
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings grilled squid
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In this easy recipe, squid (calamari) is simply flavored with olive oil and lemon juice, then quickly grilled to tender perfection.

Squid must be cooked fast over high heat or slow-cooked to achieve tenderness. Anything in between results in a chewy mess.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound squid (cleaned)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Garnish: lemon wedges

How to Make It

  1. Heat grill.
  2. Rinse squid under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Cut squid bodies lengthwise down one side and open flat. Cut tentacles in half if large.
  3. In a bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add squid bodies and tentacles, tossing to coat.
  4. Thread squid bodies lengthwise onto skewers so they lie flat. Thread tentacles onto separate skewers.
  5. Grill over high heat, turning once, until just opaque throughout, 1 to 2 minutes.
  1. Remove squid from skewers and pile on a platter. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Source: "The All New Good Housekeeping Cookbook" edited by Susan Westmoreland (Hearst Books), used with permission.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 137
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 264 mg
Sodium 51 mg
Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 18 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)