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Inihaw na Pusit

Inihaw na pusit or grilled stuffed squids are a true delicacy! Tender and tasty squids either chargrilled or cooked in the oven. You can be creative with the your choice of stuffing or follow this foolproof recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating Time1 hr
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino, International
Keyword: inihaw na pusit, inihaw na pusit recipe
Servings: 2 pieces
Author: Mia


For Marinate

  • 2 pcs. large squids approximately 1.8 kgs.
  • 3 tbsp lemon or vinegar/calamansi
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp liquid seasoning
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger grated
  • 3 tbsp soda e.g. coke, pepsi, sprite
  • 1 tbsp spring onion chopped

For stuffing

  • 3 large tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp spring onion chopped
  • 2 medium onions chopped

For basting sauce

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp honey or sugar
  • 1 tsp chili sauce optional


Preparing and marinating the squids

  • Make a small incision between the head and body of squid then holding the body, gently pull out the head, intestines, ink sac, and clear skeleton; discard innards.
  • Rinse the squids thoroughly and pat dry using kitchen towels. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl. Add marinating ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Place squids and rub marinating sauce in and out. Soak squid in marinate for at least 1 - 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven at 220°C to 428°F or start the charcoal grill 30 minutes before cooking.
  • In a bowl, mix together stuffing ingredients like tomatoes, onion and spring onion.
  • Remove squids from marinate and fill with stuffing ingredients. Add more if needed or until stuffed properly.
  • Grill for 5 minutes then remove from oven and make crosswise cuts on the squids. Return squids in the oven and cook for 7 minutes on each side while basting with sauce. Remove from oven and serve. Bon appetit!


  1. If you are cooking over charcoal, 15-18 minutes is needed to cook the squid and 20 - 25 minutes when using the oven.

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