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