Deliciously fresh and light, perfect for summer feasts.

be_Zesty lemon grilled calamari with garlic

Serves: 4


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What to do

  • 1. Rinse the squid and pat dry with paper towel. Cut each tube open by slicing down one side. Carefully score the inside of the flesh in a diamond pattern, without cutting all the way through.

  • 2. Combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, coconut oil, salt and pepper in a bowl to make a marinade. Rub the marinade into the squid, cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

  • 3. Preheat a barbecue or non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook the squid for about 2 minutes on each side or until the flesh curls and changes colour.

  • 4. Serve the squid garnished with the coriander, and with lemon wedges for squeezing over the squid.

  • Images and text from 8 Weeks to Wow by Emilie Brabon-Hames and Chief Brabon, Murdoch Books, RRP $29.99.

    Photography: Jeremy Simons

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