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Seared Marinated Spicy Baby Squid

Got a bottle of ouzo you don't know what to do with? This easy squid recipe will transport you to back to a Greek taverna in minutes.


  • 650 g baby squid, cleaned

  • 75 ml olive oil

  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste

  • 2 tsp ouzo

  • Dressing

  • 50ml red wine vinegar

  • 2 lemons, juiced

  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped fine

  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • 1.

    Clean the squid thoroughly, removing the backbone and head, separate the tentacles from the body. Leave the tentacles and the body, whole.

  • 2.

    Brush the squid with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a hot griddle pan or wok and mark on all sides and flame with ouzo.

  • 3.

    In a bowl mix together the vinegar, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, oregano, chili, salt, and pepper. Pull the squid from the griddle and dress in the marinade hot. Serve as part of a meze.

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