Recipe By lola
Published Apr 4th
Adobong Pusit (Squid Adobo)
Prep 20m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 50m
Servings 5 servings Calories 198.1

This Filipino squid recipe tastes best if you use fresh, smaller squid. Squid is simmered with onion, garlic, tomato, vinegar, and soy sauce for a tasty meal.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ pounds squid, cleaned
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine the squid, vinegar, and water in a small pot over medium heat; season with salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes.
  2. 2 Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the tomato and soy sauce into the mixture. Pour the squid mixture into the saucepan and bring to a simmer; cook together another 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 198.1
  • Carbohydrate 3.1 g
  • Fat 7.4 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 28.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.8 g
  • Sodium 214.5 mg
  • Sugar 1.4 g


  1. Will definitely make again, really good recipe for squid.
  2. It's good but it lacks in depth of flavor. Something was missing. I tried to improve its flavor by adding more teriyaki sauce but still it didn't work. It only improved when I added some red grape pomegranate juice and simmered it longer.
  3. This was delicious. I love squid and adobo was recommended to me. I did no substitutions but added an additional 1/2tbsp of soy sauce only 1 small tomato 4 cloves of garlic and 3/4 of the liquid from boiling it first. I added in parts as it cooked to prevent it being soupy. It was - Read more ...
  4. we don't use water in adobong pusit because as the squid cooked there will be enough liquid coming out from the squid.
  5. This recipe worked the way it was supposed to but to be honest neither one of us liked it at all. We like octopus and squid. So apparently we didn't like the sauce.
  6. This was fantastic! I have never cooked squid before and have only eaten it fried or in Thai soup. I was convinced by the reviews to try it and I am so glad I did. Absolutely wonderful thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
  7. A very delicious filipino cuisine! More to come from myself...
  8. Excellent recipe! To create a sweeter flavor use teriyaki sauce in place of the soy sauce and a mango/peach salsa in place of the tomato and onions.
  9. Well done! A nice Filipino dish. We use a bay leaf as well and don't overcook or the squid will be chewy!