Filed Under: grillbbq, Lunch, middle-eastern, Seafood, Under 20 Mins

Grilled Calamari With Watermelon & Black Olive

Savour the fresh flavours of summer in minutes flat.

April 8th, 2012

Recipe by LeeAnne Wright
Photography by James Tse
Food styling by Ian Muggridge
Prop styling by Jane Hardin

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound calamari
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup cured black olives, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green onion, finely chopped
  1. For marinade, mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon garam masala and salt together.

  2. Cut calamari into sections (about four pieces per body). Pour marinade over calamari and massage to distribute.

  3. In a bowl, mix remaining garam masala, sugar, salt, pepper, rice vinegar and remaining olive oil together.

  4. In another bowl, place watermelon, olives and green onions and gently mix in vinaigrette. Cover and chill.

  5. Thread calamari pieces on metal or water-soaked skewers and grill over very high heat for no more than 3 minutes per side. Do not overcook. Serve immediately.

Nutrients Per Serving

Nutrients per serving: 378 calories, 24 g fat, 20 g protein, 25 g carbs, 2 g fibre. Excellent source of vitamins B6, B12 and E.

Grilled Calamari With Watermelon & Black Olive

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