Garlic and parsley baby squid

Calamari recipe

My twitter followers might have been aware my Internet connection has been down for the last month and a half… Well, I’m back! And since we’ve been spending vacation in Andalusia with my Spanish family-in-law, I came back with a bunch of Spanish recipes in stock ;-)

Let’s start with this very easy to make garlic and parsley calamari recipe. If you have a great olive oil at home, use it. The better your olive oil tastes, the better this baby squid recipe will come out…

Preparation time: 5 mn – Cooking time: 15 mn

Ingredients (for 2 servings)

1.1 lbs (500 g) of baby squid (fresh or frozen)
3 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons of olive oil (click here to buy online)
3 tablespoons of parsley
Salt & pepper


1/ Clean baby squid or defrost them if you’re using frozen ones.

2/ Peel garlic cloves. Clean and chop parsley.

3/ Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Pour olive oil and add garlic.

4/ Move garlic around the pan so the oil gets garlic flavor.

5/ Pour baby squid into the pan.

6/ After 10 minutes, add parsley, salt and pepper to the calamari and cook them for 5 more minutes or until they’re firm.

7/ When they’re done, serve baby squid leaving the garlic cloves and all the oil you can in the pan.

You can serve these garlic and parsley baby squid alone, as a starter or with wild rice as a main dish.

16 thoughts on “Garlic and parsley baby squid

  1. 09/19/2009 at 6:57 PM

    This looks great! Glad to have you back!

  2. 09/20/2009 at 7:18 AM

    Welcome back!! I missed your lovely recipes!!

    Andalucía!!! I am in my second year of Spanish!!

    Me gusta mucho el plato muy rico!

  3. 09/20/2009 at 10:10 AM

    keep the spanish recipes coming – this looks so delicious!!

  4. 09/20/2009 at 12:10 PM

    Very nice picture! I love squid…sounds delicious

  5. 09/20/2009 at 12:30 PM

    Yum. I love squid!!! It is a favorite, but it is difficult to cook it properly. Beautiful dish.

  6. Ana
    09/20/2009 at 10:20 PM

    Esos calamares bebe se ven divinos y fácil de hacer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 09/21/2009 at 12:08 AM

    What a simple recipe! This is making my mouth water.

  8. 09/21/2009 at 6:48 PM

    A very pure and elegant dish, that’s for sure!

  9. 09/22/2009 at 9:17 PM

    What a delicious dish! Looking forward to more Spanish recipes… :)

  10. 09/25/2009 at 9:57 AM

    Simple and tasty! can’t wait to try it!

  11. 10/01/2009 at 1:23 PM

    Oooh that looks so good!

  12. 12/07/2009 at 8:28 AM

    I want to try it quickly. Thanks!!!

  13. 02/19/2010 at 3:43 AM

    we eat alot of squid yours looks so beautiful in color!

  14. Vincent
    09/07/2011 at 12:23 AM

    The only dummy on this website is from the publisher itself. The following picture is baby octopus. Not squid. Fyl!

  15. Vixis
    10/27/2011 at 1:32 PM

    can you use baby squid in oil from a jar? For love nor money can I find fresh squid in London *sob*. I love squid!

  16. 09/20/2013 at 5:20 PM

    Of course you can! Just make sure to put the baby squids on a paper towel before using them to take off most of the oil. Enjoy :)

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