Grilled Calamari

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A seafood favorite made clean and healthy!

Grilled Calamari was submitted by Fit Chef Chicago. The philosophy that drives recipes and services at Fit Chef Chicago is: Good. Clean. Food. This simply means using the best and freshest ingredients combined with straight forward and simple cooking techniques to create meals that are not only delicious but also unpretentious and uncomplicated.

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Grilled Calamari

This delicious calamari dish is clean, flavorful, and uncomplicated which is just the way we like it.
Yield 10 people
Serving Size 0.75 cup
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 1/2 pounds cleaned squid tentacles and bodies
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning or try Skinny Ms. Seafood Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley fresh, chopped


  • Cut the squid bodies along the sides so they lay flat.
  • In a bowl combine the olive oil, juice of one of the lemons and the rest of the ingredients, except the parsley.
  • Add the squid, toss to coat and refrigerate for 2 hours, tossing every 30 minutes or so, to make sure the marinade gets evenly distributed.
  • Preheat the grill to high. Place a piece of foil on the grill and brush it with a light coating of vegetable oil to keep the squid from slipping through the grill grates and sticking to the foil.
  • Grill the squid, about 3 – 4 minutes per side, until it turns opaque. Remove from the grill, garnish with the fresh parsley and the remaining lemon, cut into wedges.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.6g | Protein: 13.5g | Fat: 6.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 192mg | Fiber: 0.6g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto

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