- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2 pounds cleaned small squid (see Note)
How to make this recipe
Light a gas or charcoal grill. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the olive oil with the parsley, garlic and a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, toss the squid with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Double-skewer the squid bodies and grill until cooked through and charred in spots, about 3 minutes. Baste the cooked squid with half of the parsley mixture, then grill the squid for 1 minute longer. Mound the squid on a platter, drizzle with the remaining parsley mixture and serve immediately.
Look for small squid—they're super-tender and cook very quickly. The bodies should be about 3 inches long.
These rich seafood dishes require a wine with enough acidity and flavor to match their intensity. Look for a bright, dry rosé from Sicily.