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Squid with lemon

Looking for a delicious dish even if you have little time available? Try the lemon squid, you won’t regret it!

Squid with lemon in a pan are a simple second dish to make. Fish is always a little snubbed in the kitchen because it is difficult to cook, but this is not the case with these irresistibly scented squid. Among the advantages of making this second fish course is the fact that it can be prepared in a few minutes , in fact it is one of the quick fish recipes, to be made when you have little time to stay behind the stove but you still want bring to the table a very tasty dish. To make the preparation even faster, you can have the squid cleaned by your trusted fishmonger. Alternatively, you can clean them yourself, it is not a very difficult operation.

To make squid with lemon juice you can use both fresh and frozen squid, the result will be excellent all the same. Let’s see, then, how to make this recipe step by step.

Squid with lemon
Squid with lemon

Preparation of the recipe for lemon squid

  1. To prepare the lemon-scented squid, the first thing to do is to clean them. So, get rid of the inner part and rinse them very well . If you buy them already clean, go directly to the next step.
  2. At this point, cut the squid into slices about half a centimeter thick. Then, equip yourself with a large enough pan and fry a clove of garlic with olive oil. When the garlic is golden brown, remove it and add the squid cut into rings.
  3. After frying the squid a little to make them flavor, add the lemon juice. Let the sauce dry a little and add the grated lemon zest .
  4. At this point, season with salt and add the chopped parsley. Finish cooking and serve.

A delicious variation of this recipe are the squid au gratin with lemon. To make them, don’t cut them into slices, but leave them whole . Arrange them on a baking sheet and sprinkle them with oil and lemon juice. Season with a pinch of salt and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake at 180 ° C for 15 minutes. Before serving garnish with grated lemon zest and freshly chopped parsley.


This simple main course is excellent freshly prepared, but if you have any leftover, keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days and reheat it if necessary.

Also try the grilled squid !

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