Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chipiron en ajo

What’s the difference between squid and calamari? – It comes out of the boat, then into the kitchen as a squid, and comes out of the kitchen and on to your table as a calamari ! – There is actually no differece! To most(elitists), Calamari sounds much more appealing and cultured. 

I am sharing a non Filipino traditional recipe ---- Chipiron en Ajo or Baby Squid and Garlic, definitely worth adding to your holiday menu. Serve it as an appetizer or pulutan on your Christmas family reunion !


500g Baby Squids, cleaned (save ink)
5 cloves Garlic, minced
4 tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper


In a pan, Saute garlic in Olive oil until aromatic. Add Baby squids and ink, cook for 10 to 15 mins.

Food Notes :
1. Use a good quality Olive oil