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BBQ squid

Published: June 16, 2022 at 2:06 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + overnight freezing (optional)
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 as a starter

This low-effort, high-impact recipe makes the most of abundant British squid and takes just 20 minutes to put together. Served with a chilli and garlic relish, it'll go down a storm at your next BBQ

  • Gluten free
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal204
fat13.2g
saturates2.1g
carbs1g
sugars0.5g
fibre0.7g
protein19.8g
salt1.6g
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Make this BBQ squid as an accompaniment for a BBQ, then check out our fish kebabs, BBQ masala fish, BBQ prawns with roasted gooseberry salsa and more easy BBQ recipes.

Ingredients

  • 500g squid, cleaned
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • lime wedges, to serve

RELISH

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 red chillies, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 30g flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    If you have time, freeze the squid overnight then defrost in the fridge – this will help to tenderise the meat before you cook it on the BBQ.

  • STEP 2

    Heat up the BBQ. You will need the coals to be very hot so you can cook the squid in just 2 minutes and keep the meat tender.

  • STEP 3

    Take the head of the squid and cut it into 1cm rings from bottom to top. Cut the tentacles into two or three pieces.

  • STEP 4

    Mix the ingredients for the sauce, making sure not to chop too finely – you want to be able to taste each individual element as you bite into the squid. Pour half the relish over the squid to give it a good coating, along with the extra olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt.

  • STEP 5

    Put the tentacles on the BBQ first for 30 seconds before putting on the rings. After 1 minute, turn the pieces over and cook for another minute.

  • STEP 6

    Quickly put the squid into a big bowl, pouring the remaining relish on top to coat or serve alongside. Serve with lots of lime and eat straight away.

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