Jumbo Squid Sandwich

You can also fry your calamari, like in the photo, for a different take on a fish sandwich. And then be sure to serve it with beer, as all fried foods taste better with beer. And be careful cooking your squid too long – it will quickly turn rubbery/tough on you.


Jumbo Squid Sandwich


  • 1 – 1 1/2 lbs jumbo squid body membranes removed
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 3 T seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 lemons juice only
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 t dried basil leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • pinch each salt and pepper
  • 3 T mayonnaise
  • 1 t capers
  • dash or two Tabasco
  • shredded lettuce
  • sandwich rolls or bread


  • Cut squid body so that it lays flat on a cutting surface. Slice diagonally (at an angle) into very thin strips. Combine olive oil with next 6 ingredients in a bowl. Add sliced squid, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add squid and cook for 30 – 40 seconds or just until color changes. Combine mayo with capers and Tabasco. Spread on rolls. Mound lettuce on rolls and top with squid.


If your squid is tough and rubbery, you cooked it too long.

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