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How to Cook Inihaw na Pusit with Cheese

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 squids
Author: Manny


  • 4 large squids cleaned, remove the innards but retain the head and tentacles
  • 1/4 kilo plum or roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup white onion finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 70 grams kesong puti or cottage cheese
  • 70 grams Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup green onion chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil


    How to cook Inihaw na Pusit with Cheese:

    • On a non stick frying pan, heat about 2 tablespoon of cooking oil.
    • Saute 1 cup of onion and cook until translucent. Set aside
    • In the same frying pan, add half of the chopped garlic and saute for 1 minute.
    • Add the sauteed onions, bread crumbs, eggs, cheese, salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
    • This will be your cheese filling for the squid.
    • Fill each squid with the cheese filling but do not over stuff.
    • Secure end together attaching the squid head with toothpick.
    • Grill the squid and brush with a little oil until cooked.
    • Add in the pan half a cup of chopped onion and stir cook until translucent.
    • Add the other half of the chopped garlic and stir cook for 1 minute.
    • Stir in tomatoes and 1/2 cup water.
    • Simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce is thick.
    • Pour the sauce on the grilled squid in a platter.
    • Serve hot.