Thursday, 2 July 2015

Squid with Onions, salt and pepper

Easiest dish to make with squid, but amazingly delicious and flavorful. Squid cooked with onions, salt and pepper. Sweet caramelized onions and spicy black peppercorns pairs beautifully with squid.



  • 200 Grams Squid cut into rings + 1/3 Cup milk to clean the squid
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 Large red onion chopped finely
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Chopped cilantro leaves for garnish


1. In a large bowl, add squid rings and 1/3 cup of milk and set aside for 15 minutes



2. After 20 minutes, rub squid gently with milk to get rid of a slimy thing inside the rings. Drain and discard milk.  Add 2 tablespoons of salt over the squid and gently rub and wash them under running tap water. Drain water completely
3. In a skillet heat oil and butter. When the butter melts, add crushed garlic and fry for 30 seconds until garlic is light golden
4. Then add onion and sprinkle a pinch of salt and fry on medium flame until onions are crispy golden and nicely caramelized
5. Add squid and give it a nice stir to mix it with onion

6. Season with salt and ground pepper and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of water
7. Cover it with a lid and cook on medium flame for 8 minutes until the water evaporates and the squid is cooked through. Do not overcook, squid may turn chewy if you overcook

8. Sprinkle chopped cilantro leaves and serve hot

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