SQUID IT: 5 Sumptuous Squid Recipes to Cook on Your Own

Squid Recipes

The squid is a very well known and delicious seafood. It has been a great food classic in the whole world which is prepared and served in various ways. It is tasty and tummy-filling, especially if it is bought as fresh seafood

Some people do not eat squid for many reasons. One way to make your loved ones who do not eat squid love it is to cook it in creative ways that will make them curious! Catch their interest not just in looks and in taste but also in how interesting the squid is cooked with love! 

This fresh seafood can be made as a delicious dish in plenty of ways. What’s more, they can be modified in accordance to the preference of the consumer. On simple days and on huge occasions, here are five sumptuous ways you can cook squid!

1. Grilled Squid

To be partnered perfectly with condiments such as tomatoes and onions, grilled squid can never miss making your sunny day even sunnier! Over blazing coals for the minutes necessary for your squids to be completely grilled, you can watch how these fresh seafood turn into golden brown beauties! You can choose among the regular-sized squid or the jumbo picks! 

To grill your squid without hasse, always make sure to buy and set all the needed ingredients before turning your grill to high heat. Of course, cleanliness comes first at all times, so make sure you thoroughly wash and rinse the squid. You can make cuts on your squid as you desire. Keep in mind that although grilled squid is quick and easy to cook, it can be tricky too. That is why you should cook properly with the right knowledge to do it. If not, your grilled squid will be rubber-like, which you don’t like. 

Grilled squid is awesome for family gatherings, family outings with swimming and other nature-related bondings! Grilled fresh seafood tastes extra delectable during summer and outdoor vacations and trips!

2. Fried Calamari

Fried calamari is delicious and deep-fried in batter! It is truly perfect for snacks; both young and old surely love it. Also a popular appetizer for dinner and lunch time, fried calamari is best paired with garlic mayo, spicy marinara sauce, lemon mayo and other delish sauces.

Fried calamari can also be found as a street food in some countries, so what a cool thing to cook your own at home! Indeed, it is astounding how one of the most loved street foods can definitely be in the most sophisticated restaurants out there too! Fried calamari power!

You will immediately recognize fried calamari as a plate of rings of squids coated in a crunchy shell after they are dipped and marinated. Golden yet tender fried calamari will make your taste buds excited! 

3. Squid Adobo 

Fresh seafood can be a part of many nations’ identities too. Squid also has that tag! A Filipino classic cuisine, the Squid Adobo is well known for a distinct tangy but delicate overall taste. It can be called one of the great icons of Filipino squid recipes. 

A soy sauce-and-vinegar mixture is utilized in the popular Filipino adobo recipe, thus, it is also the one used here. Squid adobo is eaten with rice, but you can freely enjoy it as it is too!

4. Salt and Pepper Squid

A simple yet scrumptious recipe with an irresistible, attractive aroma, the Salt and Pepper Squid looks like the Fried Calamari, but it’s different! You can add stir-fried garlic, ginger, salt and hot green peppers while you can put corianders too! All these plus other secret recipes you might have on your own can gorgeously bring out a magnetizing odor from your squid dish. 

With impactful ingredients and clean cooking, your Salt and Pepper Squid meal can be very healthy and luscious!

5. Butter Garlic Squid

Butter, garlic and squid — These three are the main ingredients of this obviously-named-that-way squid recipe! Put the butter in the frying pan, then next in line is the garlic. Add the calamari and all the ingredients you have which might include parsley, coriander, spring onion white, flour and lime juice which adds appeal to the taste! 

This is, again, another ideal snack for all ages, especially while watching a good TV show or while simply bonding at home!


Squid can certainly be brought to everyone’s plates and dining tables after many smart ways to cook it! You will be surprised at how many more lists of squid cooking styles there could be! Aside from the fact that tons of health advantages can be acquired from squid, you will really be fun-filled too because of the mind-blowing squid recipes which can be made at home!


Nicole Ann Pore believes that freshness of what people eat is always important not only because of the experience but also of its health implications. She writes about matters that revolve around fresh seafood and the market industry. Nicole is a daytime writer for Manettas Seafood Market Australia, an online and interactive seafood market allowing accessibility to the highest quality seafood from Australia and abroad.  | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.

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