Grilled Squid With Wilted Spinach And Butter Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Grilled Squid with Wilted Spinach and Butter

This grilled squid dish with wilted spinach and butter is a decadent recipe and a seafood lover's dream! Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more home cooking inspirations.


  • 1200 g cleaned squids
  • 1 tablespoon or 14 g chilli oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs or 30 g fresh tarragon, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon Less Salt, finely chopped and melted with 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 600 g young leaf spinach
  • 50 g lime juice, or juice of 2 limes
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon or 14 g butter
  • 8 lime wedges to serve

How to Prepare

  1. Split the squids into 2 pieces each, then mark them with a sharp knife in 2 crossing way around ½ cm between the lines. Marinate with chilli oil, garlic, tarragon, MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon Less Salt and leave to marinate for 2 hours.
  2. Dip the spinach in boiling water for 10 seconds and then refresh in cold water. Strain and keep it covered in a warm place until all the water drain outs.
  3. Heat a frying pan on high heat until it becomes very hot, and cook the squid in small batches. De-glaze the pan with ½ cup of water after every batch and put in a small sauce pot, so you will be cleaning your pan and keeping some sauce for topping at the same time.
  4. Reheat the sauce; adjust the seasoning with lime juice and ground pepper. Remove from heat and add the butter while stirring. Place the spinach in a serving platter and then place the squid on top and finally the sauce. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve hot.

Nutritional Info

Energy: 206.00 Kcal
Protein: 26.00 g
Carbohydrate: 11.00 g
Fats: 6.30 g

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