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Grilled Parsley and Garlic Baby Squids

Grilled baby squids with parsley and garlic is a recipe that is prepared very easily, with few ingredients, and is healthy and delicious. It is a very popular dish in all the gastronomy of Spain, where it is prepared in multiple ways from North to South. The only thing that can be somewhat laborious is to clean the squid.

Baby squid, European squid, baby cuttlefish or “chipiron” as they call them here in Spain, for those who do not know, is just the names given to the small version of the squid. They only differ by their size, but they are actually the exact same specie. So they are rich in nutritional properties ideal for a healthy diet.

This dish is very light both to serve for lunch or dinner. In this recipe we are only going to dress them with garlic, parsley and extra virgin olive oil, and make them a few minutes grilled.



Grilled Parsley and Garlic Baby Squid

Grilled baby squids is a very popular dish in all Spanish cuisine that is prepared very easily, with few ingredients, and is healthy and delicious.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, Spanish
Servings 2 people
Calories 237 kcal


  • 1 Griddle
  • 1 Wooden spoon


  • 10 baby squids frescos
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Parsley
  • Olive oil extra virgin
  • Salt
  • White wine (optional)


  • Clean the baby squids well by eliminating all the interior and the sliver of cartilage that they have inside. The tentacles can be prepared in the same way we will prepare the baby squid and serve everything together.
    10 baby squids
  • We carefully turn them over and dry them very well with kitchen paper so that they do not release water while we fry them on the griddle. Otherwise, they would be cooked instead of fried.
  • Before frying the baby squids, you need to have prepared the parsley and garlic dressing: chop the garlic and parsley finely and mix them in a mortar together with olive oil and, optionally, a stream of wine.
    2 cloves garlic, Parsley, Olive oil, White wine
  • Then, grill the baby squids for 1-2 minutes on each side at medium high temperature, depending on how big they are.
  • Once finished, took them out, season with the dressing, sautée and they would be ready to serve.


  • DIFFICULTY: easy
  • BUDGET: medium
Keyword dairy free, no sugar added, quick recipe
chipirones a la plancha

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