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How to Make Grilled Rellenong Pusit (Stuffed Squid)

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How to make grilled rellenong pusit (stuffed squid).

How to make grilled rellenong pusit (stuffed squid).

Grilled rellenong pusit, or stuffed squid, is a popular dish in the Philippines. In Tagalog, rellenong means stuffed and pusit means squid. Some readers may recognize a connection between rellenong and relleno, which has the same meaning in Spanish (for example, chili relleno, which are stuffed chilis).

In this recipe, I make my own version of grilled rellenong pusit.

Cook Time

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15 min

15 min

30 min

2 to 3 servings

The ingredients for the grilled squid recipe.

The ingredients for the grilled squid recipe.


  • 500 grams squid, cleaned
  • 3/4 cup longganisa (sausage), cooked
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon pepper


For Preparation:

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  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 medium bowls
  • 3 small bowls
  • 1 small plate
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

For Cooking:

  • grill pan
  • tongs


  1. In a bowl, mix the longganisa, onions, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Mix until well blended. Set aside.
  2. Stuff the squid with the longganisa mixture.
  3. Seal each squid with a toothpick.
  4. Mix the oil and oyster sauce. Coat each squid with this basting sauce.
  5. Cook squid in a grill pan (approximately 2 minutes per side).
  6. Serve with any vegetable side dish.

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Tips and Techniques

  • Add other vegetables if preferred.
  • Longganisa is a type of Spanish sausage, similar to chorizo. You can replace this ingredient with any type of ground meat.
  • Cook the meat stuffing first to avoid overcooking the squid.
  • Use a toothpick to secure the stuffing and the squid head.
Stuffed squid recipe.

Stuffed squid recipe.

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