Inihaw na Pusit Recipe

A classic grilled option for those who want seafood.

Grilling is common when you’re at the beach but it’s not always just at the beach that it is done. Backyards are commonplace areas as well but you can even do this right in your kitchen! All you need is a grill pan or an electric grill to bring the taste of the beach to your dinner table anytime you want! 

To elevate that experience, don’t settle for just burgers, steaks, and hot dogs. Opt for fresh fish, shellfish, and even squid to put on your red hot grill, too. Inihaw fare definitely calls for inihaw na pusit and this classic recipe is one to try and share with family at the table. It’s super easy to prepare and takes only minutes to cook! 

Inihaw na Pusit Recipe

Idge Mendiola
A classic grilled option for those who want seafood.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American, Filipino
Servings 6


Inihaw na Pusit Ingredients

  • 2 pieces medium or large squid (about 500 grams), cleaned
  • 4 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 piece siling labuyo (birds eye chilies) sliced
  • 1/2 Cup lemon-lime soda (we used Sprite)
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Calamansi Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Make slits on the squid by slicing through its top portion.
  • Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl: garlic, chili, soda, soy sauce, calamansi juice, liquid seasoning, and pepper. Mix well. Add squid to the mixture and marinate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat a charcoal or stovetop griller. Remove squid from the marinade. Grill until completely cooked, about 3 minutes per side, basting the squid with the marinade throughout grilling. (Make sure not to overcook the squid as it will become tough and rubbery.) Serve immediately with your desired dipping sauce.
Keyword classic
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