Spanish Barbecued Squid Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6


  • 1 pound small squid (calamares)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Picada Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
How to cook Spanish Barbecued Squid:
  • To clean the squid, gently pull the tentacles away from the hood (the intestines should come away at the same time). Remove the intestines from the tentacles by cutting under the eyes, then remove the beak if it remains in the center of the tentacles by using your fingers to push up the center. Pull away the soft bone from the hood.
  • Rub the hoods under cold running water and the skin should come away easily. Wash the hoods and tentacles and drain well. Place in bowl, add the salt and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Heat a lightly oiled barbecue griddle or preheat a broiler to its highest setting.
  • To make the picada dressing, whisk together the olive oil, parsley, garlic, pepper and some salt in a small bowl.
  • Cook the squid hoods in small batches on the barbecue griddle or under the broiler for about 2-3 minutes, or until the hoods turn white and are tender. Barbecue or broil the squid tentacles, turning to brown them all over, for 1 minute, or until they curl up. Serve the barbecued squid hot, drizzled with the picada dressing.


The Spanish Barbecued Squid recipe very easy to prepare and so good!

This recipe for Spanish Barbecued Squid serves/makes: 4 - 6

The Spanish Barbecued Squid recipe is adopted from Tapas Spanish Appetizers by Anne Wilson.

Main Ingredient: Squid/Cuttlefish (more Squid/Cuttlefish recipes)
Preparation Method: Barbecue (more Barbecue recipes)
Cuisine: Spanish (more Spanish recipes)

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