When is squid in season?
Squid season starts in July and ends in December. Squid is at its best between August and September.
Easy squid recipes
The co-owners of seafood restaurant Prawn on the Lawn share this gently spiced salt and pepper squid dish, a fail-safe starter to serve at any dinner party.
Tender squid is paired with creamy butter beans in this slow-cooked stew, best served with crunchy bread to make a hearty one-pot dinner. This recipe is from the co-owners of seafood restaurant Prawn on the Lawn.
Squid is put to great use in this risotto recipe. With a little bit of know-how (and some soothing, meditative stirring), a creamy, umami-rich risotto with perfectly cooked rice is guaranteed.
Liven up crisp, golden squid rings with coriander, peanuts and chilli for an easy seafood starter.
Cacciucco is a fish stew from Livorno, a port on the coast of Tuscany, and it should contain five types of seafood. This recipe comes from Caldesi in Campagna, an Italian restaurant in Bray.
Check out our recipe for squid stuffed with Spanish rice. Impress guests with this easy yet low-calorie seafood dish, ready in an hour.
A modern Italian pasta dish from London’s Bibo restaurant. It’s a new idea for squid and is sure to impress your friends.
Anticuchos are meat skewers eaten as a starter or snack in Peru. Peruvian restaurant Pachamama uses squid marinated in turmeric for a contemporary twist. A stylish dinner party starter.
You’ve probably enjoyed this delicious fried squid dish in a restaurant, but actually it’s easy to prepare at home too.
This is a new way with squid, fried in crunchy breadcrumbs and served with lots of Korean spices and kimchi, the traditional fermented vegetable side dish. Makes the best show-off dinner-party starter.
This recipe for barbecued squid is quick and easy to make, but tastes delicious and looks really impressive – perfect for entertaining. The simple charred lemon and caper dressing works really well with the fresh squid.
This recipe for charred squid, tomatoes, ‘nduja and basil comes from Bernardi’s in London. It makes a great starter but you can add potatoes to make it a main.
This recipe, starring squid alongside salmon and prawns, is all about the condiments: miso butter, yuzu hollandaise and kimchi mayo. Take your pick.
Fraq’s is the whitewashed Maine-inspired shack off Tottenham Court Road. It serves three rolls (including lobster, and hot prawn and avocado), but its flavour-packed calamari in a soft bun, for our money, trounces its more expensive cousins.
Our recipe for spicy squid is a great new way to cook with this seafood staple. It makes a great quick and easy starter for two.