Admit it, the moment you see “BBQ”, “Squid” and the word “Big” in a menu, you can’t help but start salivating. If there is a best way to serve squid, it would either be barbecued or deep-fried.
Imagine having a BBQ session, with a bucket full of big-sized squids and other ingredients like prawns and fish barbecued with a unique blend of sauces enjoyed with good company, good drinks and good views – it’s almost like heaven on earth.
What is BBQ Big Squid
There are a few ways to do a BBQ Big Squid, but the best kind of barbequed squid is the one that has the most straightforward recipe, to begin with. When you prepare a BBQ Big Squid, all you really need is a large-sized squid that is fresh from the sea, marinated in lemon or lime juice to get rid of the sea smell, drizzled in olive oil and just the right amount of salt and pepper for a couple of minutes.
The squid is then grilled under the fire for only a couple of minutes just enough to get it cooked.
The Story Behind BBQ Big Squid
Squid has been a dish in many cuisines around the world. In certain places, it is better known as Calamari. In the Mediterranean, it is more common to find fried and grilled squid while in countries like Lebanon and Armenia, it is common to see grilled squid served with a special sauce called the Tarator Sauce.
In countries like Japan and Korea on the other hand, it is more common to see Squid being served raw or grilled in special sauces while in most Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia and Thailand, it is common to see dried squid being sold as a street snack.
BBQ Big Squid may come as an inspiration from the Mediterranean method of grilling seafood on hot coal. The Mediterranean people often use only lemon and olive oil to barbeque their squid, which is the most common way to cook squids nowadays.
While some countries enjoy the BBQ Big Squid on its own or dipping it in sauces, it is more common in Asian countries to enjoy it with a side of rice. Some Asian countries also use their own spices to add flavour to the squid.
Health Benefits of BBQ Big Squid
One of the reasons why people love BBQ Big Squid so much is because it isn’t just tasty, but is also loaded with health benefits. Plus, grilling is considered to be one of the healthiest ways to cook food.
Squid does not only has a high content of protein, but it is also rich in iron and selenium, the ingredient that can help prevent cardiovascular diseases and help regulate blood pressure as well as aid in the maintenance of healthy bones.
Where to get BBQ Big Squid in Malaysia
There are plenty of seafood restaurants in Malaysia that serve BBQ Big Squid. If you need some guidance on where to go, try going to Ji Pin Xiang Noodles located in Taman Danau Desa KL or The Canteen China BBQ in Taman Segar Cheras.
You can also try to barbeque your own squid by following our recipe.
If you want to look for more seafood dishes without having to cook for yourself or leave the comfort of your own home, download the foodpanda app and make your order using the app instead. It’s easy and hassle-free.