Grilled Squid with Chilli and Herb Salad

Preparation 15 mins Cooking 10 mins Serves 4


  • 600g squid, cleaned & scored
  • 60ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 red chillis
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled & chopped
  • ½ teaspoon MasterFoods® Oregano Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  • 2 fresh Kaffir lime leaves, sliced finely
  • MasterFoods Sea Salt
  • ½ cup mint, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • MasterFoods Black Peppercorns Cracked to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Using a sharp knife at a 45 degree angle, cut diagonal lines at about 5mm intervals over flesh.  Cutting halfway through the flesh and going all the way down to the end.
  2. Repeat the lines in the opposite direction to form a crisscross pattern.
  3. Roughly cut the squid into 5cm squares, then put in a bowl with the extra virgin olive oil, chilli, garlic, MasterFoods Oregano Leaves, thyme and kaffir lime leaves.
  4. Season with MasterFoods Sea Salt and marinate for 15 minutes.
  5. Preheat the barbecue to hot, make sure the grill bars are really well cleaned.
  6. Place the squid on the hot grill and cook for about 1 minute, then removed and place into a bowl.
  7. Add the mint, parsley & coriander to the bowl, drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil, some sea salt, lemon juice and lime juice.
  8. Toss to mix.  Toss the squid salad and divide into small amounts onto white plates.
  9. Give a good sprinkle of MasterFoods Black Peppercorns Cracked.
  10. Serve immediately.


You can buy squid two ways, cleaned or uncleaned.  Far less messy to buy it already cleaned.

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