George Campbell and Sons Fishmonger Perth Scotland THE SEAFOOD SPECIALIST

Squid is such a great and underused ingredient, you can buy fresh from your fishmonger or use frozen. This summery squid is great on the BBQ –to Zing it up serve with a tangy lime and chilli dressing!

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BBQ Squid

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serves: 4

Skill level: Easy peasy

Recipe by: Seafish 

This summery squid is great on the BBQ – serve it with a tangy lime and chilli dressing!


  • 500g prepared and cleaned squid
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic glove, finely chopped
  • Small bunch fresh parsley or coriander, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pak choi, finely chopped
  • ½ cucumber, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds (optional)

The method

  1. Preheat a barbecue or a griddle pan.
  2. Cut the squid into pieces about 6cm x 6cm and score in a criss cross pattern with a sharp knife.
  3. Make up the chilli dressing: mix together 2 tbsp of the olive oil, the lime juice, chilli, garlic, herbs and a little seasoning.
  4. Brush the squid with a little olive oil and cook on the barbecue or in a griddle pan for 1-2 minutes on either side until the squid is opaque. Be careful not to overcook!
  5. Put the pak choi and cucumber on a serving platter and top with the squid, spooning the dressing over and scattering with the pomegranate seeds, if using.

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Nutrition information Per serving

  • 191kcal
  • 10.7g fat
  • 1.7g saturates
  • 3.3g carbohydrate
  • 1.5g sugars
  • 1.6g fibre
  • 20.7g protein
  • 0.5g salt