• Serves 4
  • 17 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients
February 5, 2019


To celebrate the start of the Chinese calendar year, AYAM™ brings us mouth watering BBQ Marinated Calamari; a delicious inclusion in any Lunar New Year celebration.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 400g calamari tubes
  • 2 tbsp. AYAM™ Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. AYAM™ Plum Sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin wedges


  1. Open out calamari tubes, lay flat. Make shallow cuts into the inside of the tubes. Cut into small squares.
  2. Combine in a bowl with oyster sauce, plum sauce, garlic, and lemon rind. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a barbecue plate to high. Heat oil, add capsicum and onion, stir-fry until tender, transfer to a bowl.
  4. Add calamari mixture to plate or pan, stir-fry for a few seconds until it just changes colour. Add to capsicum and onion, toss to coat.
  5. Garnish with a sprinkle of coriander and enjoy!

From prawns to fish, Chinese people believe eating seafood during the Lunar New Year brings good luck and longevity, with fish as a sign of prosperity and prawns believed to bring happiness and laughter. AYAM™’s extensive range of products provide the perfect addition for delicious no-fuss and family-friendly dishes at your Lunar New Year celebrations, sure to make any cook, the talk of the table. For more information and AYAM™ cooking inspiration, head to www.ayam.com.
  • Looks totally delicious and presents like a restaurant meal.


  • It sounds delicious and love that its barbequed, love calamari too! Thanks.


  • My hubby and kids love squid but I never know how to marinate. Thanks for the recipe!


  • Looks appetising would love to give this one a try thanks


  • Yum yum yum! Marinated, barbecued, delicious. What a great way to serve up calamari.


  • I love eating calamari but have never cooked it myself. I really should try.


  • This looks so lovely, delicious and fresh, will enjoy creating.


  • Calamari and I have a love/hate relationship. Will give this a go and hopefully the calamari will cook ok not tough.


  • I wouldn’t have thought to combine the sauces like that, makes me realise I can do it for other things too!


  • OMG, this looks amazing. I love calamari and I love the tip of mixing oyster and plum sauce together. Definitely trying that on.


  • What a great idea to combine the Oyster and Plum sauce! I’ll have to put the plum on my shopping list!


  • Nice meal when you like Asian and seafood.


  • This dish looks delicious


  • A beautiful Chinese recipe that looks amazing!


  • wow this looks impressive, calamari is one of the only types of fish I will eat and this looks so yummy!

    • Calamari prepared and cooked with skill is delicious.


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