Instructions for Making Grilled Squid With Salt and Pepper

Grilled Squid

Health Benefits of Squid

Squid contains many compounds such as melanin, enzymes, polysaccharides,… metals such as cadmium, lead and copper as well as amino acids, fats,…

Since ancient times, squid has been used in many different fields such as traditional medicine, writing, art, and food.

With delicious taste, squid is used to process many different delicious and attractive dishes.

According to some studies, squid has high bacteriostatic properties, which allow them to neutralize harmful bacteria and viruses. In addition, it has anti-oxidant effects, cancer, stomach ulcers and lowers blood pressure.

Tips for Choosing Fresh and Delicious Squid

There are 3 types of squid: squid, cuttlefish and squid. For grilled squid, you should choose leaf squid or squid.

To choose fresh squid, you choose the squid with the head still attached to the body, then try to touch to choose the fat, hunting meat, not mushy.


  • 700g – 1kg of fresh squid
  • Green onions, lemons, lime leaves, dangerous chili peppers, non-spicy horn chili
  • Cooking oil
  • Cashew oil, oyster oil
  • Red onion, minced lemongrass, minced garlic
  • Common spices: fish sauce, seasoning seeds, salt


1. Cleaning Squid

First, you use one hand to hold the squid body and then use the other hand to pull the head and beard out of the body. On the drawn squid beard, gently peel off the squid bag and absolutely do not break this squid bag (because if the squid bag is broken, you will have to wash it very hard because it is fishy and dirty).

Next, you use a knife to cut off the squid eye and remove the squid tooth (located in the middle of the hard round cluster).

As for the squid body, you should remove all the remaining squid shells inside the intestines of the squid body and wash it thoroughly. To clean the fishy smell of the squid, you should rub the squid with salt and fresh ginger, then rinse thoroughly with clean water.

2. Make Chili Salt Sauce to Marinate

Prepare a large bowl and put in it: 1 tablespoon red onion + 1 tablespoon minced garlic + ½ tablespoon minced lemongrass + 3 scallions root + ½ tablespoon minced cilantro + 3 lemon leaves + 10 red chili peppers ( leave whole) + 2 non-spicy horn peppers (sliced).

Season in the above mixture ½ tbsp seasoning + ½ tbsp MSG + 1 tsp sugar + 1 tsp salt + 2 tbsp oyster sauce + 2 tbsp cashew oil + 3 tbsp cooking oil.

Then, you mix the ingredients well and put them in a blender to puree.

May be you like this Grilled Squid dish: Grilled Squid (Bún Mực Nướng).

3. How to Marinate Grilled Squid With Salt and Pepper

Marinate Squid
After the squid has been washed and drained, you cut the squid body into slices, then use your hands to spread the marinade on the squid body. You marinate like this for at least 40 minutes.

4. Instructions for Grilled Squid With Salt and Pepper

If you bake squid in the oven: You put the marinated squid and the oven and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.

If you are grilling with charcoal: Place the squid on the griddle and grill over the charcoal until the squid is cooked.

Indeed, if you do not have much time and are afraid of mischief, baking in the oven will be very convenient. However, when grilled with a charcoal stove, you will feel that the squid is more chewy, crispy and fragrant, bringing a more delicious feeling.