A Filipino Squid Dish Recipe
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 is stuffed chilis).
In this recipe, I make my own version of grilled rellenong pusit.
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2 to 3 servings
- 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
- 1 large bowl
- 2 medium bowls
- 3 small bowls
- 1 small plate
- Chopping board
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Grill pan
- In a bowl, mix the longganisa, onions, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Mix until well blended. Set aside.
- Stuff the squid with the longganisa mixture.
- Seal each squid with a toothpick.
- Mix the oil and oyster sauce. Coat each squid with this basting sauce.
- Cook squid in a grill pan (approximately 2 minutes per side).
- Serve with any vegetable side dish.
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.
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