Peppered Squid Recipe

The peppered squid is a seafood recipe that is prepared with squid hoods flavored with a medley of herbs and worcestershire sauce. Cooked in the microwave, the squid hoods are marinated with port wine, olive oil, garlic and bay leaf. Tossed in pepper, the squid is further cooked and flavored with thyme, oregano and garlic powder and served as an exotic side. Adapted from Sharp Microwave and Convection Cookbook.


Health IndexAverageServings6
MethodMain Ingredient


 Squid hoods500 Gram
 Port wine/Red wine1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Olive oil1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
 Bay leaf1
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Freshly cracked pepper1 Tablespoon
 Bottled tomato sauce250 Milliliter
 Chili1 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Worcestershire sauce1 Teaspoon
 Garlic powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Oregano1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Thyme1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 309 Calories from Fat 175

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.4%

Saturated Fat 2.9 g14.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 194.2 mg

Sodium 159.3 mg6.6%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4.1%

Dietary Fiber 2.4 g9.4%

Sugars 3.7 g

Protein 14 g28.6%

Vitamin A 20.7% Vitamin C 21.1%

Calcium 6.3% Iron 13.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cut squid hoods into rings.
Rinse well.
Combine port, olive oil, garlic, bay leaf and salt.
Pour over squid rings.
Refrigerate overnight.
Drain marinade from squid.
Toss in pepper.
Place squid into a shallow dish.
Cook, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes on MEDIUM, tossing every minute.
Combine all sauce ingredients.
Cook for 2-3 minutes on HIGH.
Serve hot with squid.