Griddled squid

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Griddled squid
Griddled squid
  • Serves: 4-6

  • Prep time:

    including marinating
  • Cooking time:

  • Total time:

    including marinating
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe This Spanish tapas is great for sharing with friends and family. Marinate your squid for two hours, then cook on a griddle pan for 1-2 minutes. Serve with coriander, lemon, salt and pepper - it's that simple! This recipe serves 4-6 people. Leaving the squid rings to marinate means they'll be bursting with warming flavours. You could serve your squid tossed in fresh pasta instead as a main course.


  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼-½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed with ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 baby squid, cleaned
  • Coriander and lemon cheeks, to serve

Buy squid frozen in 500g packs to keep handy in the freezer, as they thaw fairly quickly.


  1. Mix the zest, cumin and garlic with the olive oil in a large shallow non-metallic dish. Leave to marinate, chilled, for at least 2 hours.
  2. Heat a griddle pan until really hot. Cook the squid, a few at a time, pushing the pieces down on the ridges with a fish slice to cook them quickly (1-2 mins) and evenly on both sides, and get the char marks. They will curl up. Cook the tentacles for about 30 seconds.
  3. Serve the squid with coriander, lemon cheeks, sea salt and pepper.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 73(kcal)
  • Fat 4.5g
  • Saturates 0.5g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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