5 Ways to Enjoy Octopus and Squid at Sydney Fish Market

Tue 23 Nov

Octopus and Squid may look slimy and strange to the uninitiated, but they are two of Australia’s most delicious seafood species! If you’re not quite ready to take on cephalopods in your home kitchen, never fear… Sydney Fish Market is here.

Our retailers have an incredible range of options available for every seafood species, and Octopus and Squid are no exception. Here are our top 5 ways to enjoy these species at SFM, so you know exactly what to beeline for when you come to visit this summer.


Calamari Rings

If your only experience of calamari rings are the rubbery, chewy ones served at your childhood RSL club, you’d be forgiven for not being a fan… However, all of the seafood served at Sydney Fish Market is cooked by the experts, so you can guarantee that the calamari at our retailers will be fantastic. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, our calamari rings are the perfect addition to any seafood platter.


BBQ Octopus

Available both loose (to add to your personalised seafood platter), and served on skewers (for easy chomping and sharing), the BBQ Octopus at Sydney Fish Market retailers is beautifully marinated, before being cooked on a piping hot grill until it is tender and caramelized. If you’ve never had Octopus before, this is a fantastic first dish to try!


Salt and Pepper Squid

Salt and pepper squid is a classic on pub and club menus for a reason – it’s so satisfying to nibble on, with just enough spice to give it a kick! When you arrive at Sydney Fish Market and begin wandering, this is one of the best dishes to grab while on the go. Pick it up fresh from a hot seafood retailer and nibble on it as you explore our retailers and choose the rest of your meal!



If you’re already a fan of classic sashimi like Salmon, Tuna, and Kingfish, it might be time to get out of your comfort zone! The range of sashimi at Sydney Fish Market is enormous, including Scallops, Clams, Eel, Snapper, Abalone, and of course, Octopus and Squid. Served with a delicious mixture of soy and wasabi, the texture of these species when eaten as sashimi is so satisfying, almost imparting a crunch!


Deep-fried Squid Legs

This is one seafood dish that you would likely struggle to find anywhere else in Sydney! The tentacles of a fresh squid are coated in a light salt and pepper flour, then deep-fried with garlic, chilli, and shallots until they are perfectly crunchy… The Squid legs are both crispy and soft at the same time, with little intoxicating pops of flavour from the chilli and shallots. Absolutely delicious!