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Squid Stir Fry

Squid Stir Fry – Chinese Squid Recipe

In the Chinese culture circle, there are very few places where you will find a dish featuring fried squid. The symbolism of the squid is not a particularly positive one.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 250 g Squid
  • Half a Green pepper
  • Half a Red pepper
  • 1-2 cloves of Garlic
  • 10 g Shallots
  • 1 1-2 cm square Ginger
  • Moderate amount of Salt
  • Appropriate amount of Vegetable Oil


  • The first step is to deal with the squid.Clean the squid and lay it on the chopping board. Hold the squid and tear off the end of the squid. Using a knife to get started, lift the skin up until you can grab it with your fingers. Use the knife to put pressure on the squid so that you can gently pull off the rest of the skin.With the inside of the fillet pointing up, first cut a parallel pattern keeping the knife at a forty-five degree angle and cut to depth of three quarters of the flesh.Then, score the flesh in the opposite direction to create a crisscross pattern. The cuts will be at a 90 degrees angle to the first parallel cuts. (Do not apply a great amount of pressure on your knife and allow the weight of your knife to cut the meat. This will ensure that you are not tearing or ripping through the flesh. This will give you a clean score.)Cut the scored squid into equal pieces the size you want. The squid’s tentacles are to be cut into pieces as well.Like all meats and seafood, you should dry the surface moisture before cooking. This is the same for cooking squid. When you dry the surface moisture of the meat, you allow the temperature to rise when fried, as well as reduce the cooking time. The fresher the squid used, the better quality for this dish. If you do use frozen squid, it must be fully thawed so that the temperature of the squid is as close to room temperature as possible.
  • The second step is to prepare the other ingredients. You need to cut the green peppers and red peppers into 1 cm square pieces.Shallots are to be chopped and the garlic and ginger are to be cut into long thin strips.
  • The third step is to stir-fry! Preheat the pan for about 2 minutes (Depending on the weight of the pan, the heavy pan takes longer to preheat than a lighter one.). Then, sprinkle a little bit of vegetable oil in the pan.Put the chopped shallots, ginger and garlic into the pan and stir until you smell the aroma.Add the squid to the pan and slightly stir the ingredients, season with salt and continue to fry.Wait until the squid’s flesh color changes from translucent to white, add the cut green peppers and red peppers, stir fry a few times, add a little salt to taste, and then you can enjoy the dish.