15 Awesome Grilled Squid Recipes For Every Cookout Master

Do you love grilling? If yes, then you should try these 15 delicious grilled squid recipes. From simple to complex, these dishes are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. 

Grilled squid is a type of seafood that has become very popular over the years. This dish is usually served with rice or pasta, but you can also serve it with bread or vegetables. 

You can grill squid at home using a gas stovetop or charcoal grill. The key to cooking great grilled squid is to cook them until they turn opaque. 

So if you want to make this amazing dish, just take a look at our list and see which recipe catches your eye. 

1. Grilled Squid With Garlic, Chili & Parsley (By Irena Macri) 

This grilled squid recipe will be an instant hit for those who love Mediterranean flavors. It’s easy to prepare and can be made in less than 30 minutes. The recipe uses a range of nutritious ingredients, from fresh squid tubes to chopped garlic and diced red chilies.

The dish is perfect for family dinners and entertaining guests. It can also be served with boiled potatoes or a refreshing summer salad. 

2. Chargrilled Whole Squid (By Jamie Oliver) 

If you want to impress your friends, this is one of the best ways to do it. You can use any cut of squid for this recipe, but we recommend buying the whole squid because it makes things easier.

The char grilled squid is marinated with a mint and chili sauce and then cooked on a hot barbecue until it is crispy on the outside. The final dish can be served with fresh greens and lemon wedges, so you don’t have to worry about making anything else. 

3. Grilled Squid With Olive Oil & Lemon (By Serious Eats)

A quick and easy way to enjoy grilled squid is by adding some olive oil and lemon juice. In this recipe, the squid is first marinated in a mixture of extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Then it is placed on a hot grill pan and grilled until tender. When done, the squid is served with a drizzle of extra-virgin oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. You can also pair the dish with grilled potatoes, asparagus, or other seasonal greens. 

4. Calamari Grilled Squid (By The Spruce Eats) 

Calamari grilled squid is a simple yet tasty dish that requires only a few ingredients. First, you need to clean the calamari tentacles thoroughly, remove their outer skin, and cut off the heads.

After that, skewer the calamari pieces and place them on a hot grill. Cook the calamari until it turns opaque, then sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve the calamari with a side of roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves. 

5. Grilled Squid Tubes (By Eat Smarter!)

One of the easiest ways to enjoy grilled squid is to buy pre-cut squid tubes. These tubes are already cleaned and ready to cook. They come in various sizes and shapes, so choose what works best for you.

To make this dish, simply marinate the squid in a bowl of lemon juice and season them with salt and pepper. Grill the squid on a hot grill until it turns golden brown and then garnish with a butter and parsley sauce – delicious!

6. Grilled Squid With Cumin (By Delicious Magazine) 

Cumin is a great spice to add to many dishes. Here, cumin is mixed with herbs and chopped garlic and used to marinate the squid before grilling. This dish is very similar to the classic Mexican Salsa Verde, except that it has more spices.

Once the squid is grilled, serve it with a green salad topped with feta cheese and avocado slices. The dish is perfect for parties and can be drizzled with olive oil for some extra flavor. 

7. Filipino Grilled Squid (By Panlasang Pinoy)

Otherwise known as Inihaw na Pusit, this grilled squid dish is popular all over the Philippines. The dish is made from squid tubes that have been marinated in soy sauce, tomatoes, and onions.

The squid is then skewered and cooked on a charcoal grill. For the best results, garnish the dish with sliced spring onions and serve with steamed rice. If you want to experience another country’s culture, this recipe will definitely give you an authentic taste of Filipino cuisine. 

8. Inihaw na Pusit (By Kawaling Pinoy)

Inihaw na Pusit is one of the most common Filipino recipes. It’s usually prepared using squid tubes that have been soaked in vinegar and seasoned with soy sauce. The squid is then grilled on a charcoal grill.

Once the squid is cooked, it’s stuffed with a tomato and onion paste. Garnish the dish with sliced scallions and serve with steamed rice. This dish is perfect for entertaining because it’s easy to prepare and will look impressive when served at your next party. 

9. Barbecued Salt & Pepper Squid (By Taste.com)

This salt and pepper squid is a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table. You just need to soak the squid in water for about 30 minutes to remove any impurities. Then, skewer the squid and put it on a grill pan or barbecue.

Sprinkle the squid with salt and pepper and cook it until it turns opaque. Remove the squid from the heat and let it cool down before serving it with pasta or rice. It can also be seasoned with red chilies and fresh limes. 

10. Grilled Squid (By Cookpad)

For those who love seafood, but don’t like the idea of eating raw fish, grilled squid is the answer. This dish is simple to prepare and tastes amazing. Simply clean the squid, cut it into rings, and marinade it with lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic.

After marinating, place the squid onto skewers and grill it on a hot grill. Serve the grilled squid with steamed rice, vegetables, and a tomato dipping sauce on the side. This dish is perfect if you’re looking for something light yet filling. 

11. Grilled Squid With Parsley Sauce (By Fish Tales) 

Parsley is one of the most commonly used herbs in Mediterranean cooking. It adds a nice touch to almost every dish, especially seafood. This parsley sauce is usually served alongside grilled fish fillets.

To make the sauce, combine fresh parsley with lemon juice, garlic cloves, and olive oil. When the sauce is ready, you can clean the squid and season them with salt and pepper. Grill the squid on a hot grill and then serve with parsley sauce when it is golden brown. 

12. Grilled Squid With Aromatic Herbs & Smoked Ricotta Cream (By Great Italian Chefs)

Are you looking for something a little more complex? If so, then this grilled squid dish is the perfect recipe. Clean the squid and then season it with rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, and sage.

Skewer the cleaned squid and grill it over a hot fire. Once the squid is done, serve it on a bed of ricotta cream and top with diced carrots, celery, and edible flowers. This dish is perfect for sophisticated dinners and can easily be made ahead of time. 

13. Marinated Grilled Calamari (By My Recipes) 

Calamari is a type of squid that has a mild flavor. This makes it an ideal ingredient for grilling. To make this dish, clean the calamari and then marinate it with garlic, chili flakes, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.

Skewer the calamari and then grill it on a hot fire. Let it rest for 5-7 minutes before slicing it and serving it with a salad. This dish is great for parties because it’s easy to make and looks beautiful on the plate. It can also be served with crusty bread and a smothering of butter. 

14. Grilled Squid In Sweet Soy Sauce (By Nyonya Cooking)

Sweet soy sauce is a traditional Chinese condiment that is often used as a dipping sauce. The sweet soy sauce in this dish combines well with the distinctive flavor of the squid.

For this dish, clean the squid and then grill it in a hot pan with soy sauce, garlic, lemongrass, palm sugar, and ginger. When the squid has caramelized, remove it from the heat and let it cool. Slice the squid and serve it with steamed rice and greens. This dish is best eaten while it’s still warm. 

15. Sotong Bakar (By My Recipes)

For the final recipe on our list, we have chosen this delicious dish from Thailand. Clean the squid and marinate it in soy sauce with red chilies, black pepper, garlic, and sugar. Skewer the squid and then grill them until they are tender.

Serve the grilled squid on a bed of banana leaves with a spicy dipping sauce on the side. This dish is best enjoyed with friends and can be served with other cultural dishes such as noodles, sesame balls, and rice. 


We hope these 15 recipes will inspire you to try out some new foods and give your taste buds a treat. We would love to hear about your favorite grilled squid recipes! Share them with us by commenting below or emailing us. 

Julian Wells