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Barbecued Satay Squid

This is one of the recipes which we have been given permission to reproduce by another of the UK recipe sites, Recipes4us. It is a big site with a wealth of information and recipes, as well as a first class barbecue section for the summer. If you would like to have a look at their website click here.

Have a look at Florence Sandeman's (who is the Editor of Recipes4us) Biography page to find out why and how she gained her passion for cooking.


900g/2lb Squid cut into large-ish pieces
1 x 426g/15oz Tin Coconut Milk
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
6 tablespoons Fish Sauce
75g/3oz Peanuts, crushed
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon cayenne

  • Mix together the coconut milk and garlic in a bowl then add the squid and mix well. Leave to marinate for 2 - 8 hours.
  • Place the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Place in the centre of a large platter and set aside.
  • Remove the squid from the marinade and either thread onto skewers or place in a hinged basket. Cook over very hot coals for 30 seconds only on each side basting with the remaining marinade. Do not overcook or they will become rubbery and inedible.
  • To serve - place the squid around the sauce on the platter and serve immediately. Each guest taking a piece of squid and dipping it into the satay sauce.

Serves 4