This Squid in Olive Oil & Garlic is healthy and easy to cook, perfect for busy weeknights when you’re craving comfort food….
Squid is expensive these days. At the wet market, squid costs about ₱300 – ₱350 per kilo. It looks a lot when it’s fresh but it shrinks when cooked. I have around ₱200 budget for each meal at home, that is still a big budget considering there are only four of us in the family … I don’t think I spend that much on most days but on days like today when I buy squid for lunch, I try to balance it out by buying something cheaper for dinner like Adobong Sitaw (String Beans Adobo) which ingredients cost only amount to ₱70.
So that’s about ₱370 for both lunch and dinner (pasok pa rin sa banga).
Squid in Olive Oil & Garlic is very easy to make. All you need to do is just sauté everything in a pan, adding one to two ingredients at a time. Then let all the flavors come together and that’s it. That’s one of the reasons why I love this dish and why it’s going to be a staple on the menu from now on.
You know what else I love about this dish? You can have this with almost everything — rice, crusty bread, pasta, and crackers…. But of course, my favorite is to have this with rice and take note, this is a rice monster ’cause even that flavorful sauce is enough ulam to make your rice really tasty!
Cheers to a happy weekend! We’re of to my ILs and then to the cinema to watch Fantastic Beasts.
Thanks for dropping in on a saturday. What are you guys up to today?
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- 750g fresh squid, cleaned and sliced into rings
- 8 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tsp liquid seasoning (or soy sauce)
- 1 tsp lemon or calamansi juice
- 2 pcs. bay leaf
- Heat olive oil and garlic in a pan until olive oil is fragrant and garlic is brown on the edges.
- Add bay leaf and continue frying garlic until light brown.
- Pour in liquid seasoning and add sliced squid.
- Stir-Fry for about 1-2 minutes. Make sure you don't over-cook it.
- Add calamansi juice/ lemon juice and give it a quick stir before turning off heat.
- Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with fried garlic on top.
- Serve with steamed rice