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Grilled Calamari Recipe

Grilled Calamari Recipe

BBQ Calamari Recipe

Calamari squid – is one of the seafood dishes that is rich in protein as it contains Omega 3 and B-group vitamins.

Some Benefits You Have to Know About Calamari:

  1. Enhances iron absorption as it contains copper.
  2. Prevents arthritis as it contains Selenium; a very important and antioxidant mineral that fights against cancer.
  3. Keeps the skin, muscles, hair and nails healthy because it is rich in protein.
  4. Reduces migraines as it contains vitamin B2.
  5. Builds muscles and strengths the teeth as it contains phosphorus.
  6. Is very good for the heart as it contains vitamin B12
  7. Regulates blood sugar as it contains Vitamin B3
  8. Boosts immune system as it contains zinc
  9. Relaxes nerves and muscles as it contains magnesium
  10. Lowers blood pressure levels as it contains potassium

BBQ Squid Recipe


  • 500 grams calamari
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • A bit of parsley or dill


  1. Clean calamari very well, drain and cut it into rings, or small pieces.
  2. In a big bowl, combine lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, and minced garlic, and mix them together.
  3. Add calamari to the mixed ingredients, stir very well then cover the bowl and let it stand in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.
  4. Bring calamari out of refrigerator, put it on the grill for 15 minutes and don’t forget to cover it.
  5. Garnish with parsley, dill, olives, peppers, or any vegetables you prefer. .
  6. Bon appetite

Note: You can serve grilled calamari recipe as a main dish, and try to cook shrimp and calamari with red rice recipe as a side dish.

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