Inihaw na Pusit Recipe (Grilled Squid)
Finally, Summer has arrived. I decided to welcome Summer by preparing something that reminds me of what I usually do during this wonderful season; grill. There are several Summer foods that I want to feature and the first that crossed my mind is Inihaw na Pusit or “Grilled Squid” . This dish is very easy to prepare…
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Finally, Summer has arrived. I decided to welcome Summer by preparing something that reminds me of what I usually do during this wonderful season; grill. There are several Summer foods that I want to feature and the first that crossed my mind is Inihaw na Pusit or “Grilled Squid” . This dish is very easy to prepare and does not take much of your time to complete.
Living in an archipelago truly has its share of benefits when it comes to developing your cooking skills. For one, you have a wide array of seafood ingredients to choose from, sitting right at your fingertips. I suppose this is why we, Filipinos, have learned to make the most of our squid dishes. Take one look at Inihaw na Pusit, and you’ll be able to figure out that we truly don’t hold back in crafting some delightful seafood dishes.
Stuffed with bits of tomato and sweet onion, then grilled to perfection to create a tender but smoky taste, this recipe is definitely one for the books. This is probably why you can count on this dish popping up during family outings, or summer gatherings whenever a grill is at your disposal. You may also remember these from visits to seaside restaurants or your favorite dampa joints— I know I definitely do! And so if you’re craving some grilled squid, but can’t make it to your favorite seafood restaurant, don’t worry! We can make the magic happen by cooking this, ourselves.
It may sound a bit complicated to make, with the stuffing and grilling process, but I can assure you that it’s easier than it sounds. With all of our steps laid out for us, we can definitely recreate some delicious grilled squid right at home! This recipe involves just a few steps, and not too many ingredients. Just set aside about 33 minutes of your time, and we can be sure to get this ready for your party of 5.
How to Cook Inihaw na Pusit!
Make the stuffing, and put it in the squid
First, you have to grab a large container. This is where we’ll be mixing our ingredients for the stuffing. Once you have this, place 1 tomato and 1 large sweet onion, both of which you’ve diced up, inside. Then integrate some salt and ground black pepper to taste. Make sure to mix these thoroughly to get all of these flavors distributed evenly.
Now take out your 3 pieces of medium to large squid. Make sure that you’ve cleaned this well before you use them. Then get your onion and tomato stuffing from earlier, and separate them into three parts so we could stuff them in each squid. If you happen to run out of this, feel free to make more using the same ratio for ingredients. Now we’re all prepped and ready to go with grilling!
Start grilling your pusit for a perfectly toasty exterior
For grilling, you have to keep a close eye on your squid. Remember that it can be very easy to end up with a rubbery squid, and so be careful not to overcook it. To get it tender while cooked all the way through, grill the first side of your pusit for 6 to 8 minutes. Then turn each squid over, and grill it for the same amount of time.
After that, you’re done! Just place each squid on your serving plate of choice. And don’t forget to have it with some dipping sauce. I would recommend making this with some chopped onion, tomato, soy sauce and vinegar.
Now that you have Inihaw na Pusit all figured out, you might be itching to find other scrumptious squid recipes to get started on. Well, I’ve got them all lined up for you!
Try making these delicious recipes boasting one of our favorite ingredients from the sea— pusit!
Ginataang Pusit (Squid in Coconut Milk)
Lusciously creamy and refreshing, you really have to try making your own Ginataang Pusit from your own kitchen! This combines the semi-sweet and mild taste of squid with cups of coconut milk to truly bring out the best flavors. But be warned that this dish also has a bit of a bite! We incorporate some long green chili peppers to complement the smooth taste of coconut milk. And the resulting dish we get is something both exciting and comforting. Have a lovely dish of Ginataang Pusit that’s perfect for 4 by clicking on this recipe!
Now alternatively, you can also have your squid with more powerful flavors, perhaps in the form of some soy sauce and vinegar. Adobong Pusit is surely a great option for when you’re craving a rich-tasting seafood dish. Mixed with a delightful amount of tomatoes, crushed garlic, and diced onions, the thick, velvety stew is definitely something to also love aside from our flavorful squid. This will only take up about 30 minutes of your time too. And so this is also perfect for a home-cooked meal on the go!
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Inihaw na Pusit Recipe (Grilled Squid)
- 3 squid cleaned
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1 tomato diced
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 3 pieces Thai chili
- 1/2 lemon
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
- In a large container, combine onion and tomato1 tomato, 1 yellow onion
- Add some salt and pepper and mix well.Salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Stuff the squid with the onion and tomato mixture. Add more if necessary.3 squid
- Grill the squid for 6 to 8 minutes per side.
- Transfer to a serving plate.
- Make the dipping sauce by combining soy sauce, chili pepper, and lemon. Stir.1 cup soy sauce, 3 pieces Thai chili, 1/2 lemon
- Serve with the dipping sauce. Share and Enjoy!
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