Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tasty Tuesday- Grilled Calamari Recipe

It's BBQ season at long last!! We've been using the grill like it's our job and this time we tried some squid. You either love squid or hate it- we happen to love it but I try to avoid the fried squid as it's mostly breading and who needs breading with swimsuit season coming up ;-)

One of my besties, AKA Priya the grilling queen, gave me this recipe. I added my own touch and here we go...

1 pound squid tubes, cleaned
2 lemons or limes
1/4 cup or more avocado oil
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 table spoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of crushed pepper
4 cloves of fresh garlic 
1/4 cup of onion chopped
chopped fresh hot peppers (optional)
1/2 cup of whatever fresh herbs you have on hand coursely chopped. (I used thyme and parsley)
salt and pepper to taste
Feta cheese for garnishing(optional)

1- Score squid on either side every two inches.

2- Squeeze one whole lemon onto the squid. I even grated some zest and sprinkled it on.

3- Mix avocado, all the spices, herbs, onion and garlic together and pour onto squid.

4- Let the mixture marinate for 2-3 hours, turning the squid once or twice

(at this point, I was very excited)

5- Turn your grill to the highest possible setting- (think 500-600!) before lowering it just a little bit.

6- Place squid on the grill for 1-2 minutes on either side just enough to char a bit

7- When you remove it from the grill, chop into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces and squeeze more lemon if desired.

8- Garnish with feta crumbles if desired.

(sidenote and totally optional- I put the marinade on the stove top and let it simmer for a couple minutes, then I poured it onto the calamari)

It was so delicious, light and flavourful. This recipe will definitely be on repeat in my house. Thanks, Priya!!

What's grilling with you?


  1. Calamari definitely isn’t my favorite thing but I’m so impressed with how this turned out! I feel like even if I liked it, I’d be too nervous to make it at home.

  2. We love to grill in the summer but I have never grilled calamari!

  3. Oh man that looks amazing! We love squid..just normally fried. I honestly didn't even know it could be eaten any other way lol.

  4. I've only ever had fried calamari. I'm not sure if I'd like it grilled but I'd give it a shot at least once.


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