Scrumptious Seafood: Grilled Squid with Lemon and Oregano

On a recent visit to a Greek restaurant, I ordered a grilled squid dish, as I rarely come across squid prepared in this way. Since returning from France, grilled squid has almost become an anomaly, as the more common way of preparing squid – deep-fried calamari – is more readily available in North American restaurants. While this latter dish is also delicious, I prefer the Mediterranean version.

If you have never prepared squid at home, this is a relatively simple and tasty recipe. Remember, when purchasing squid, look for longfin squid from the Atlantic, as they are a sustainable seafood.

Grilled Squid with Lemon and Oregano



In large bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, lemon rind and juice, oregano, salt and pepper.

Cut squid tentacles from tubes. Add tentacles and tubes to bowl; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 hour.)

Place on greased grill over high heat. Close lid; cook, turning once, for 2 minutes or until firm. Serve with lemon to squeeze over top.

Recipe Source: Canadian Living