Squid Adobo

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    Appears in
    Memories of Philippine Kitchens

    By Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan

    Published 2006

    • About

    We encountered squid adobo in the kitchen of Mama Auyan in Polangui, Albay. This is a simple, fresh, and flavorful dish that cooks quickly—a great way to prepare squid.


    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 5 garlic cloves, sliced
    • 1 medium onion, chopped


    1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the garlic and onions and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for 1 minute.
    2. Add the vinegar, squid ink, if using, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and jalapeños. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the squid, including the tentacles, and bring back to a