Simmered Squid (Adobo Pusit) Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 1 kg (approximately 2 pounds) squid
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorn
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 head garlic (roughly chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (roughly chopped)
  • 3 pieces tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons oil
How to cook Simmered Squid (Adobo Pusit):
  • Wash and clean squid well. Remove the long thin membrane in the head and slit the eyes to bring out the ink.
  • In a deep pan, bring the water to a boil along with the squid, vinegar, pepper and salt.
  • Cover and cook slowly until the squids are tender.
  • Take out the cooked squid and cut into 1/2 inch slices crosswise, set aside.
  • Strain the sauce (the liquid in which squid were boiled), set aside.
  • In another pan, saute garlic, onion and tomatoes.
  • Add the squid and pour the sauce.
  • Add sugar if desired and simmer for 7-10 minutes.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.


The Simmered Squid (Adobo Pusit) is a very affordable dish. This recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.


Adobo (a Filipino dish cooked in vinegar and soy sauce) is a Filipino food favorite. May the recipe be done with pork, chicken or a combination of both. It could be also good with beef or fish. There are lots of variations in cooking adobo recipe.
Kining sud-ana makasingot sa ka lami. (This kind of food will make you sweat with its good taste).

This recipe for Simmered Squid (Adobo Pusit) serves/makes: 4

The Simmered Squid (Adobo Pusit) recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Squid/Cuttlefish (more Squid/Cuttlefish recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)
Cuisine: Filipino (more Filipino recipes)

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