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Sticky garlic squid  recipe

Sticky garlic squid recipe

14 ratings

This sticky garlic squid is an ideal easy sharing dish, ready in just 15 minutes. Squid is stir-fried in garlic and chilli until caramelised, then topped with crispy capers for a simple finishing touch. Serve with plenty of fresh herbs and lemon to squeeze over. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 5 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 177 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 4 tbsp olive oil, plus 2 tsp
  • 60g capers, drained
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 750g squid, defrosted if frozen, sliced into 0.5cm rings
  • 2 lemons, 1 juiced, 1 cut into wedges
  • 10g fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    11g 16%
  • Saturates

    2g 9%
  • Sugars

    0g 0%
  • Salt

    1.5g 25%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 2.1g Protein 16.9g Fibre 0.5g


  1. Heat the 2 tsp oil in a nonstick frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the capers for 30 secs until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a mixing bowl with ½ tsp paprika. Toss together.
  2. Wipe out the pan and heat 2 tbsp oil over a high heat. Add half the garlic and chilli and stir-fry for 10 secs. Add half the squid in an even layer. Cook for 1 min until it starts to turn golden, then stir-fry for 3-4 mins until cooked. Season with salt, half the lemon juice and half the parsley. Mix and transfer to a warm serving dish. Repeat with the remaining squid. Top with the capers and remaining paprika and parsley. Serve with lemon wedges.

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