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


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb cleaned squid
  • lemon wedges


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

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