Brick Grilled Baby Squid with Tamarind-Mint Dressing

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 pounds squid bodies, cleaned

Peanut oil

Salt and freshly ground white pepper 

Tamarind-Mint Dressing, recipe follows

Chopped fresh mint

3 tablespoons tamarind paste

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup peanut oil


Special equipment:
2 large bricks wrapped twice in aluminum foil
  1. Heat grill to high heat. Brush squid with oil on both sides and season with salt and white pepper. Place the squid on the grill close together and lay the bricks over the squid. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes on 1 side, remove bricks, turn the squid over and place the bricks back on the squid and continue grilling for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the squid from the grill, place on a platter and immediately drizzle with the Tamarind-Mint Dressing. Garnish with chopped mint. 
  2. Tamarind-Mint Dressing:
  3. Combine tamarind, vinegar, orange juice, mint, mustard and salt and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust seasoning.
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