Marinated Squid recipe

Marinated Squid

Try this recipe - you won't be disappointed!
Clean the Squid
Can use:
·         Tubes
·         Tentacles (don’t worry about removing membrane or suckers)
·         Flaps

Tenderising the squid:
·         Can soak cleaned squid in milk for several hours before cooking to help tenderise (I don’t usually bother)

Cooking the Squid
·         Have basin of iced water (lots of ice cubes in it) ready to place cooked squid in and stop it from over cooking
·         Bring large pan of salted water to the boil
·         When boiling vigorously place cleaned squid (not too much) into pan to cook
eg tube, tentacles and flaps of one large squid
·         Once water boiling again, cook squid for ONE minute
·         After cooking ONE minute, remove squid and place in the iced water immediately and leave
·         Do the next squid

Marinade (enough for 2 squid)
·         Rind of one lemon
·         1 ½ lemons squeezed
·         2 tablespoons of olive oil
·         1 tablespoon of white vinegar
·         ½ tablespoon of hot chilli sauce
·         1 teaspoon of oyster sauce
·         ½ teaspoon of minced garlic
·         ¼ teaspoon of minced chilli
·         salt and coarsely ground pepper to taste
·         4 teaspoons of brown sugar
Mix up ingredients with a fork, taste and adjust to personal taste (eg more salt or sugar). Can add ½ cup of chopped fresh parsley for colour if you like.

Preparing the marinated squid
·         Use suitably sized air tight resealable container
·         Cut squid into bite sized pieces (rings, individual tentacles and slices of the flaps)
·         Place squid in container
·         Pour over marinade and seal container
·         Give sealed container a good shake and place in refrigerator
·         Marinate (turning occasionally) for 24 hours before starting to eat. If properly refrigerated should last at least one week.
Enjoy with a beer!


  1. Halo Bob I made Sqid things 2 nights befor and they were wonderfull and smeld luverly but was bit sloppy with all that beer on it,

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