Squid in Olive Oil & Garlic

This Squid in Olive Oil & Garlic is healthy and easy to cook, perfect for busy weeknights when you’re craving comfort food….

Squid in Olive Oil & Garlic

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.

Squid in Olive Oil & Garlic

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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Squid in Olive Oil & Garlic

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 750g fresh squid, cleaned and sliced into rings
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp liquid seasoning (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp lemon or calamansi juice
  • 2 pcs. bay leaf


  1. Heat olive oil and garlic in a pan until olive oil is fragrant and garlic is brown on the edges.
  2. Add bay leaf and continue frying garlic until light brown.
  3. Pour in liquid seasoning and add sliced squid.
  4. Stir-Fry for about 1-2 minutes. Make sure you don’t over-cook it.
  5. Add calamansi juice/ lemon juice and give it a quick stir before turning off heat.
  6. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with fried garlic on top.
  7. Serve with steamed rice

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16 Responses

    1. Hoping someday mailuto ko to sa asawa ko..He really love squid talaga..Kaso hindi pasok sa banga ang budget hahaaa..Maybe pagipunan ko sya ng di alam ni hubby para makakakin naman kami nito..

  1. Thanks for the recipe, I’ve tried it yesterday for dinner. Squid looks fresh after cooking, and for taste me and my family give rate 85 for your Squid in Olive Oil & Garlic

  2. Medyo matagal na rin akonv hindi nakakain ng squid. Medyo pricey lang siya ma. Pero all worth it naman kapag natikman na. Super sarap nito for sure.

  3. Amazing ang dulot Ng olive oil sa bawat lutuin,you can’t go wrong with this dish

  4. Heto po ung gusto ko sa pusit ung hinde po makulay masyado po ? with olive sarap yan po..

  5. Thanks for sharing your recipe mommy, ang sarao nwtong squid in olive oil. Magagaya ko din eto kapag bumaba na ang orice ng pusit. Mejo pricey po kc bikihin dto sa amin sa Laguna.

  6. Ito yung squid ball na siguradong babalikbalikan natin kasi olive oil ang gamit . Siguradong bawat kagat sarap ay malalasap .Nakakamiss na din ito .Thank for sharing Mamsh?

  7. I’ve been thinking kung anong masarap na luto pa ng squid kasi lagi yung inadobong pusit at fried yung niluluto namin dito. Good thing I saw this, easy to make and I love it kasi sabaw palang ulam na so pwede talaga makarami ? Thank you mommy Peach for sharing this! ?

  8. Naaalala ko palagi kami pinapakain ni Papa before ng Pusit, pero di ganito pagkakaluto. Ayoko talaga. Mapili ako sa pagkain. Irecommend ko to kay Mama kasi fave tu ni Papa e! Thanks for sharing Mommy Peach ❤️

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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