Grilled Squid and Shrimp with Fish Sauce Recipe

Charred seafood, crunchy cucumbers, and fresh lime juice combine to make the perfect summer dish.
June 24, 2019, 1:00pm
Grilled Squid Recipe
Photo by Ted and Chelsea

Servings: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


¼ cup|60 ml fish sauce

¼ cup|60 ml fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

3 red Thai chilies, trimmed and thinly sliced

1 garlic clove, minced

1 pound|450 grams medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 pound|450 grams squid tubes, cleaned and cut into 3/4-inch thick tubes

kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

4 tablespoons canola oil

1 cup cilantro leaves and tender stems

½ English cucumber, sliced 1/8-inch thick on an angle

3 tablespoons chopped and toasted peanuts


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, chilies, and garlic with 3 tablespoons water until the sugar has dissolved. Set the sauce aside.

2. Light a grill. Season the shrimp and squid all over with salt and pepper. And toss with the oil. Grill the shrimp and squid, turning once, until charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the sauce and toss to coat. Cool slightly, then toss with the cilantro and cucumber. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with the peanuts to serve.