How to Cook Grilled Stuffed Squid (Inihaw na Rellenong Pusit)
Recipe type: Seafood Recipes
Cuisine: Filipino
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Serves: 3 servings
Grilled stuffed squid or inihaw na rellenong pusit is a dish of marinated squid stuffed with onions and tomato mixture then grilled over live charcoal.
  • 1 pc large squid, about ¾ to less than a kilo
  • 3 pcs medium size tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 pcs medium size onions, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, julienne
  • 7 pcs calamansi, extract the juice
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp patis
  • 1 Tbsp granulated seasoning (e.g. Magic Sarap)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar or ¼ cup 7-up
  • peppercorns, cracked
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil or melted butter
  • salt and pepper
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How to cook Grilled Stuffed Squid:
  1. Clean the squid by removing the internal organs and inc sac by pulling the head.
  2. Usually the entrails will come out by pulling the head but you should also inspect if there are still entrails inside the body of the squid.
  3. Remove also the beak on the head and the soft transparent squid bone.
  4. Wash out the remaining entrails and ink (just in case the ink sac spilled) in running water and drain.
  5. Marinate the squid in soy sauce, sugar or 7-up, peppercorns and kalamansi juice.
  6. Marinate at least half a day and place inside a refrigerator.
  7. Prepare the stuffing by tossing together the chopped tomatoes and onions, ginger, patis and granulated seasoning.
  8. Drain the marinated squid and stuff it with the tomato-onion mixture.
  9. Then insert the head in the squid body and secure with a toothpick.
  10. Grill the squid over live charcoal and baste it with the marinade with a mixture of 2 Tbsp cooking oil.
  11. Cook it at least 6 minutes on each side or until the squid is cooked but don't overcook.
  12. Squid have a tendency to become hard and rubbery. When done slice crosswise and serve with dipping sauce.
  13. For the dipping sauce, combine soy sauce, red chili pepper, garlic and calamansi juice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 366grams Calories: 417
Recipe by Panlasang Pinoy Meat Recipes at