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Barbecued Satay Squid  


HT  BBQ  MC  10mins plus marinating


Serves 4


Recipe Tags:      Hot  Barbecue  Spices  Main Course  Seafood Brochettes  skewers kebabs Dairy free  Eggless




900g/2lb Squid cut into large-ish pieces

1 x 426g/15oz Tin Coconut Milk

2 Garlic Cloves, crushed

6 tablespoons Fish Sauce

75g/3oz  Peanuts, crushed 

Juice of 1 lime

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon cayenne






1. Mix together the coconut milk and garlic in a bowl then add the squid and mix well. Leave to marinate for 2-8 hours.


2. Place the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Place in the centre of a large platter and set aside.


3. Remove the squid from the marinade and either thread onto skewers or place in a hinged basket. Cook over very hot coals for  30 seconds only on each side basting with the remaining marinade. Do not overcook or they will become rubbery and inedible.


4.  To serve - place the squid around the sauce on the platter and serve immediately. Each guest taking a piece of squid and dipping it into the satay sauce.


Main equipment required to make this Recipe

Mixing Bowl


Basting/pastry brush



Key techniques required to make this Recipe

Marinate - To soak foods in a marinade to enhance the flavour. It also sometimes has the effect of tenderising foods such as meat.

Baste - To moisten with the pan juices or other liquid during cooking. This aids in moisture retention.

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