Marinated Calamari with a Lemon and Herb Dressing


  • 1kg squid hoods, cut into thin rings
  • 85ml lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 125ml olive oil
  • 65ml lemon juice
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp. parsley, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper


Place all ingredients for the marinade in a bowl, add calamari, and marinate (for al least 3 hours). If time permits, marinate overnight.


Place all ingredients in a bowl or jar and whisk well (until dressing thickens slightly).

Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in a pan, add the calamari, and cook for a few minutes, until calamari is cooked through.

Alternatively, calamari can be cooked on a char-grill plate.

Serve calamari with lemon and herb dressing drizzled over.

Serves 4-6.

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