Lemon squid

Lemon squid

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Prep time: 20 min

  • Cook time: 5 min

  • Cost: Average


    Lemon squid is a fish-based second course that is simple and quick to prepare. A light and delicate seafood dish. It is easy to make: you’ll need to pay particular attention when cleaning the squid, a fundamental step in making sure this recipe is a success. It is also important not to underestimate cooking. The lemon squid we present you with today is prepared on a grill that must be very hot, so that the squid can be cooked very fast. In this way the squid meat will remain tender and succulent. To season it, prepare a lemon, white wine and oil dip: it will be delicious and very aromatic, also thanks to the addition of parsley and lemon peel! Let’s take a look at all the steps needed to prepare this dish, which is perfect for the summer!



    (1 kg)
    – (around 4 medium ones, to be cleaned)



    White wine

    (20 ml)

    Extra virgin olive oil

    (40 ml)


    to taste

    Fine salt

    to taste

    Black pepper

    to taste


    How to prepare Lemon squid

    Lemon squid

    To prepare lemon squid, start with the cleaning. Separate the tentacles from the body and thoroughly empty the insides, remove the bone too. Now delicately remove the skin too 1. Now for the tentacles: remove the beak in the middle 2 and the eyes 3.

    Lemon squid

    Rinse thoroughly under running water and dab with some kitchen paper 4. Now that you have cleaned all the squid 5 you can start cooking. Grease and thoroughly heat a tray. Place the squid on it 6, without overlapping. Cook in two batches if necessary.

    Lemon squid

    Grill the squid thoroughly for 2-3 minutes per side, turn them over when nice and golden 7. The squid will be ready when the white turns opaque and the grill lines are distinctly golden 8. In the meantime, grate the lemon peel 9.

    Lemon squid

    Squeeze out the juice too 10, you’ll need around a quarter of a cup. Finely chop the parsley 11. Now place the oil and the white wine in a bowl 12.

    Lemon squid

    Add the parsley, lemon peel, salt, pepper and juice 13. Emulsify with a whisk 14, sprinkle over the hot squid 15 and serve immediately. 


    Grilled squid is best enjoyed freshly made.


    Use a cast iron grill, or an electric plate for cooking. 

    Instead of parsley you can also use chives, fresh oregano or aromatic herbs.



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