Grilled Miso Squid

This is very tasty way to prepare squid. It might be a little too salty to eat it by itself since this is meat to be served with rice just like many other Japanese dishes. So serve with plenty of steamed rice.

I buy whole squid, but you can use any size or cuts of squid for this dish. The left over marinade needs to be heated to serve with squid.

1 lb squid, cleaned
2 tablespoon miso (preferably red miso)
1 tablespoon sake
2 tablespoon mirin
1 scallions, chopped

Mix miso, sake, mirin and chopped scallions in a bowl, and add squid to marinate for 20 minutes.
Remove any excess marinade off the squid, and grill or pan fry it.
Put the marinade into a small saucepan or a pan if you pan fry it, and just let it reach to boil and remove.
Serve grilled squid with rice and extra marinade.


I am originally from Japan and have been living in the US for about 20 years. Over the past 20 years I have traveled to many different parts of the world, seen different cultures, and tasted all kinds of interesting food. In between I studied anthropology, art and interior design. I currently live outside Boston and I teach cooking in continuing education programs and at home. I also take on freelance interior design projects. I hope you enjoy the blog! Yoko

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