Grilled Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish are similar to squid, calamari and baby octopus whereby they need to be grilled hot and fast over direct heat. They only need to be grilled for around 2- 3 minutes which makes them the quickest entrée or main meal you can enjoy any time of the year. When I compare them to other seafood, I'd say they taste a bit like squid and octopus but with a sweeter, stronger flavour.

Here's my recipe -

Grilled Cuttlefish Recipe


500 grams Cuttlefish cleaned and sliced into 5 cms pieces
1/4 cup olive oil
2-3 crushed garlic cloves
2 teaspoons of dried oregano
Juice of 1 lemon


Step one - Place cuttlefish, garlic, dried oregano and lemon juice in a large bowl and combine well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step two - Preheat your BBQ and set to med/high or prepare charcoal grill for direct cooking.

Step three- Grill cuttlefish for 2-3 minutes until slightly chargrilled, turning frequently.

Step four - Serve immediately and drizzle cuttlefish with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice right before serving.

  • Add a pinch of sea salt after the cuttlefish is cooked (if needed) as most seafood doesn't require seasoning prior.
  • This method can be used with squid and baby octopus. Full grown octopus requires more time on the grill until it probes tender.

I would love to see you grill some seafood. Tag me on Instagram - Come Grill With Me. Love, Irene XO

Shark Bay Cuttlefish from Fins Seafood in WA, Australia





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