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Squid Recipes

Below you will find a collection of squid recipes that are available on the Internet. If you can provide additional recipes then please post them in the Squid Cooking Forum.

Recipe Source
  • Pyi-gyi Nga Kazun Ywet
  • Kung Pao Squid
  • Black Bean Sauce Squid
  • Grilled Squid With Asian Slaw And Hoisin Barb
  • Chinese Squid Balls
  • Stir-Fried Squid with Peanuts and Chiles
  • Squid With Green Pepper And Black Bean Sauce
  • Squid with Sichuan Pepper Corn Sauce
  • Squid with Sichuan Pepper Corn Sauce
  • Samundar Ki Kari- Squid in Spinach-Tomato Curry - India
  • Chile-Fried Squid (Sambal Cumi-Cumi)
  • Cumi-Cumi Isi (Stuffed Squid)
  • Squid Sambal
  • Squid Teriyaki
  • Spicy Stir-Fried Squid (Ojingeo Pokkum)
  • Stuffed Squid With Vinegar/Soy Dip - Ojingu C
  • Yum Pra-Hmik (Thai Squid "Salad").
  • Stuffed Squid In Red Sauce
  • Barbecued Squid
  • Charcoaled Squid- Pla Muk Yang
  • Fried Squid With Hot Sauce(Pla Mung Pad Prig)
  • Thai Squid Salad
  • Barbecued Squid with Hot Dipping Sauce (Squid Sate)
  • Squid in Its Own Ink (Chipirones en su tinta)
  • Baked Stuffed Squid
  • Calamaria Gemista (Stuffed Squid)
  • Kalamarakia Me Krassi (Squid In Red Wine)
  • Kalamarakia Pilafi (Squid Baked With Rice)
  • Kalamarakia Tursi (Pickled Squid)
  • Kalamarakia (Greek Squid)
  • Spicy Squid In Wine, Cyprus Style
  • Fried Squid I
  • Fried Squid II
  • Risotto Con Calamari (Rice With Squid)
  • Angela's Squid Spaghetti
  • Squid Stuffed With Ricotta And Spinach
  • Stuffed Squid With Chocolate Sauce
  • Grilled Squid Salad With Black Beans And Mango
  • Fish Pie, Modern Version Of Squid Dish
  • Squid With Saffron Sauce
  • Squid Stuffed With Clams Or Scallops
  • Malaysian Squid Satay With Dipping Sauce
  • Grilled Squid With Sweet And Sour Cucumber, Corn And Vidali
  • Baked Squid with Garlic-Anchovy Pasta
  • Campfire Squid
  • Deep Fried Squid Rings
  • Deep-Fried Squid
  • Fish Pie, Modern Version Of Squid Dish
  • Grilled Squid With Sweet And Sour Cucumber, Corn And Viadalias
  • Lulas Rechadas (Stuffed Squid)
  • Stuffed Squid With Chocolate Sauce
  • A Squid Dish For Days Of Abstinence
  • Squid A La Abalonetti
  • Squid In Mustard And Ginger Sauce
  • Catalan Saute Of Calamari (Squid) In Onion Marmalade
  • Squid Saute
  • Saute Of Squid, Shrimp And Eggplant
  • White Wine-Marinated Squid
  • Angela's Squid Spaghetti
  • Baked Squid with Garlic-Anchovy Pasta
  • Dipping Sauces For Squid
  • Mediterranean Stew With Squid, Artichokes And Olives

Food Network
  • Baked Stuffed Squid: Calamari Ripieni al Forno
  • Barbecued Squid: Kalamaria Marinata
  • Black as Night Risotto with Acorn Squash and Parmesan
  • Black Linguine with Squid and Chorizo Sausage
  • Black Risotto with Cuttlefish: Risotto Nero con Seppie
  • Black Squid Ink Risotto with Grilled Prawns, Lobster and Green Onion Vinaigrette
  • Bouillabaisse
  • Brick Grilled Baby Squid with Tamarind-Mint Dressing
  • Calamares a La Romana Fried Squid with Aioli
  • Calamari Fritti
  • Calamari on Pasta
  • Calamari Salad
  • Calamari, Tomato and Bell Pepper Saute with Anchovies and Capers
  • Cappelini Pescatore
  • Cayenne-Spiced Fried Squid
  • Crunchy Cornmeal-Fried Squid
  • Fresh Young Squid with Scallops
  • Fried Calamari
  • Fried Calamari with Aioli
  • Fried Squid with Anchovy Dressing and Parsley Pesto
  • Grilled Calamari
  • Grilled Calamari on a Bed of Shaved Fennel
  • Grilled Sea Scallops with Angel Hair Cooked in Squid Ink and Roasted Tomato-Saffron Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Squid and Sweet Onion Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Green Chile Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Squid and Vidalia Onion Salad with Grilled Tomatoes
  • Grilled Squid Stuffed with Couscous
  • Grilled Stuffed Calamari 'Sushi' with Black Bean Aioli
  • Hot Pepper and Scallion Pancakes with Charred Squid, Pickles and Vegetables
  • Insalata di Calamari e Polpo (Warm Seafood Salad)
  • Insalata Tiepida di Mare
  • Kicked Up Calamari with Creole Olive Salad
  • Las Culebrinas' Paella
  • Linguine with Scallops and Snow Peas in a Saffron Sauce
  • Marinated Calamari Salad with Ligurian Olives, Celery Leaves, and Chiles
  • Mediterranean Squid (calamari) filled with Shellfish, Saffron Risotto and Ink Sauce
  • Mediterranean Stew with Squid, Artichokes and Olives
  • Mixed Seafood Paella with Garlic Aioli
  • Panko Fried Calamari
  • Parihuela Salvaje
  • Pizza with Fried Calamari (from Al Forno)
  • Poached Squid Salad with Lime and Jicama
  • Salad of Marinated Charred Squid with Cannellini beans, Rocket, and Chile
  • Salt and Pepper Squid with Caramelized Onions and Bell Peppers
  • San Francisco Cioppino
  • Sepia Amb Trempo (Squid with Summer Salad)
  • Shellfish and Chorizo Paella with Saffron and Squid Ink Rice
  • Skordalia with Fried Calamari
  • Sopa de Mariscos: Seafood Stew/Soup, Using a Sofrito
  • Spanish Black Rice with Pan-Roasted Prawns and Green Olives: Arroz Negro
  • Squid and Chickpeas in Tomato Broth: Calamari e Ceci "in Zimino"
  • Squid and Pickled Mustard Greens
  • Squid from Santa Lucia's Port(Calamari alla Luciana)
  • Squid in Beer Sauce Emeril Lagasse
  • Squid Luau
  • Squid Saute with Tomatoes and Garlic
  • Squid Tamales with Roasted Corn Salsa
  • Squid Vicious
  • Squid, Fried Plantain and Mango Salad with Fresh Mint and Smoked Chile Vinaigrette
  • Stuffed Calamari
  • Stuffed Calamari, Sicilian Style
  • Stuffed Calamari: Calamari Ripieni
  • Stuffed Cuttlefish: Seppie Ripiene Mario Batali
  • Vietnamese Grilled Squid Salad
  • Ya-Gotta-Love-It Squid Linguine
  • Zarzuela de Mariscos

Western Fisheries Magazine
  • Plain Gorgeous Squid Rings
  • Stir Fried Squid with Herbs and Spinach
  • Spicy Cajun Delight

Sea-Ex Seafood Recipes and Cook Books
  • Baked Squid
  • Calamari Salad
  • Deep Fried Squid
  • Grilled Squid Salad
  • Squid in Ink
  • Squid in Lemon Ginger Sauce
  • Squid in Tomato Sauce
  • Stuffed Squid

William Chuang's Homepage
  • Cumi-Cumi Isi (Stuffed Squid)
  • Antipasti Alla Noemi
  • Kalamarakia (Greek Squid)
  • Calamari Farciti Positano (Stuffed Squid)
  • Calamari in Umido (Squid Simmered in White Wine)
  • Malaysian Squid Sate with Dipping Sauce
  • Risotto con Calamari (Rice with Squid)
  • Grilled Squid with Asian Slaw & Hoisin Barbecue Sauce
  • Squid with Saffron Sauce
  • Calamari Farciti con Ricotta e Spinaci
  • Calamari Estofado
  • Squid Salad with Tamarind

  • Stuffed squid with rice and nut stuffing
  • Squid Salad a la Binh
  • Squid Stuffed with Spinach and Ricotta Cheese

  • Angela's Squid Spaghetti
  • Barbecued Squid
  • Calamari Sorento
  • Campfire Squid
  • Deep-Fried Squid
  • Dipping Sauces for Squid
  • Fried Squid
  • Fried Squid
  • Genoa Style Squid
  • Grilled Squid Salad With Black Beans And Mango
  • Grilled Squid with Asian Slaw & Hoisin Barbecue Sauce
  • Italian Calamari Estofado
  • Italian Squid Simmered in White Wine
  • Italian Squid with Saffron Sauce
  • Saute Of Squid, Shrimp And Eggplant
  • Squid Pilaf
  • Squid Saute
  • Squid Stuffed With Ricotta And Spinach
  • Squid Stuffed with Spinach and Ricotta Cheese
  • Squid with Cider
  • Squid With Saffron Sauce
  • Stir Fried Squid
  • Stir-Fried Squid with Peanuts and Chiles
  • Stuffed Squid
  • Stuffed Squids
  • White Wine-Marinated Squid

ABC Passions
  • Squiddles

ABC Gondola
  • Squid-Ink Pasta with Calamari

  • Squid Hoods Stuffed with Parmesan Risotto, Tomato and Herb Sauce

  • Barbecued Squid with Hot Dipping Sauce
  • Chile Fried Squid
  • Chile-fried Squid
  • Grilled Squid A la Indonesia
  • Squid Adobo (Adobong Pusit)

Cooking Tips

Squid (commonly called calamari) are very good eating! Some species are tougher than others. If you would like to tenderise the squid further, I am advised that kiwi fruit or papaya juice can be used for this purpose. For the diet conscious, the oil content of squid is fairly low (for example Southern Calamary, a common species in Australia, has an oil content of 1.8% - Source: CSIRO). Squid are high in cholesterol but there has some been some debate in the squidfish forums as to whether this is "good" or "bad" cholesterol. If you are interested in this topic then please read the discussion about cholesterol in squid.

There are many ways to cook and prepare squid. Some of the more interesting ways of cooking and/or preparing squid include: 

(1) squid sashimi 

(2) salt dried squid 

(3) smoked squid

(4) pickled squid 

Fried squid and boiled squid is very tasty and can be very nicely presented. If you cut a few grooves into the squid pieces before cooking, they will curl up very nicely and look terrific!

Please visit the Squid Recipes and Cleaning Squid Forum for more information about cooking squid, cleaning squid and obtaining squid-related products.

Popular forum topics -

Calamari steaks, Pickled Squid, Packaged Squid Ink, Dried Squid, Smoked Squid and Avoiding Chewy Squid.

There has also been discussion on how to cook Giant Squid in the Giant Squid forum.

Cleaning Tips

Please visit the Squid Cleaning Guide for instructions on how to clean squid.

You can find additional information on Squid Cleaning and Cuttlefish Cleaning in the Squidfish Forums.

Last Modified: 3 August 2005