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Grilled Squid with Chiles & Mint from Cold Henry's Back Pocket Pasta

FODMAP IT!™ Grilled Squid with Chiles & Mint

FODMAP IT!™ Grilled Squid with Chiles & Mint from Colu Henry's Back Pocket Pasta.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Makes: 6 Servings
Calories: 401 kcal
Author: Colu Henry


  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 lemons, Zested and juiced
  • 2 to 3 serrano chile peppers, thinly sliced
  • 4 scallions, green parts only, cut into ½-inch (12 mm) pieces, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup (8 g) roughly chopped mint leaves, plus more for serving
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 pound (340 g) gluten-free linguine
  • 1 pound (455 g) squid, cleaned (see Cook’s Note) and patted very dry
  • Flaky salt, such as Maldon or Jacobsen


  1. Heat the grill or grill pan to high.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1⁄3 cup (75 ml) of the olive oil, the lemon zest and juice, chiles, scallions, and mint. Toss everything together and season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons of the kosher salt and return to a rolling boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente according to package directions.
  4. While the pasta cooks, grill the squid: Season the squid with salt and pepper and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and grill over high heat, about 2 minutes on each side. You want a good char, but you don’t want to overcook the squid or the meat will turn rubbery.
  5. Remove the squid from the heat and cut into ¼-inch-thick (6 mm) slices. Add to the bowl with the olive oil and herbs. Toss everything together.
  6. Add the pasta directly to the squid and toss to coat. Add ¼ cup (60 ml) of pasta water or more (up to 1 cup/240 ml), as needed to loosen up the sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

  7. Plate in a large bowl. Drizzle with oil and garnish with additional mint and scallions. Garnish with the flaky salt.



  • From Colu: Squid is generally sold cleaned, but confirm with your fishmonger just to make sure. Given the option, I would spend the few extra dollars to buy it as such. It can be a messy business. Also, make sure to pat your squid very dry before grilling to ensure you get good grill marks.
Nutrition Facts
FODMAP IT!™ Grilled Squid with Chiles & Mint
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 16g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.