Grilled Ginger-Soy Calamari

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 25min
Serves: 4
1 lb
whole calamari (about 4), cleaned and longer tentacles trimmed
500 g
1 tbsp
finely grated fresh ginger
15 mL
1 tbsp
soy sauce
15 mL
1 tsp
sesame oil
5 mL
4
metal or soaked wooden skewers (8 in./20 cm)
1 tbsp
sesame seeds
15 mL
Per serving (1/4 of the recipe):
calories
140
fat
6 g
saturated fat
1 g
carbs
4 g
protein
17 g
cholestrol
240 mg
sodium
300 mg

Directions

  1. Without slicing all the way through, cut cross-wise into the body (tubular section) of the calamari every 1/2-in. (1-cm) into a series of "rings" left intact along one side.

  2. In large bowl, combine the ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil. Add calamari, turn to coat with mixture and marinate 10 min.

  3. Thread skewers in and out through the calamari "rings". Place on grill preheated to high. Close lid and cook -- but lifting lid to turn often -- until calamari is firm, white and no longer translucent, about 4 min. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.