Oregano Lemon Grilled Calamari

The Oregano Lemon Grilled Calamari recipe is perfect for groups s it serves 10 people. The calamari is marinated for 30 mins, and very easy to cook.

Total Time: 1 h

Serves: 8-10



  • 2 pounds calamari tubes and tentacles
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (2 lemons)
  • 1 lemon, juiced, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Lemon juice, to finish
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish



  1. Slit the calamari tubes up 1 side and lightly score 1 side. Place the tubes and tentacles in a bowl and add the lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper and toss to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat a grill pan on high heat.
  3. Remove the calamari from the refrigerator and place on the grill in batches for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. Cut the tubes into strips and leave the tentacles whole. Before serving, sprinkle with lemon juice and chopped parsley.


Recipe Sourced From Food Network

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