Asian-style Stir-fried Squid

by Asian Recipes At Home

Today, we’re sharing a very simple and tasty Asian-style squid recipe. Once you have all the ingredients together, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. This squid recipe is very tender, and not chewy at all. 

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A very simple and tasty Asian-style squid recipe

Key features and tips

It’s important to score the squid as we have suggested in this recipe. The criss-cross pattern we carve into the body of the squid really helps it to look pretty, but it also makes the squid tender. Part of the trick to ensure the tenderness of the squid is scoring the squid all over. 

 

It’s also important to make sure to not overcook the squid. Overcooking the squid is a surefire way to make it chewy and rubbery. Squid is so thin, so it really does not take long to cook it all the way through.

 

Ingredients needed for this squid recipe

Stir-fry sauce:

A plate of very simple and tasty Asian-style squid recipe

How to make our easy Asian-style stir-fried squid

Step 1: Prepare the squid recipe

First, let’s prepare the squid. Score the inside of the body of the squid and score on the diagonal. Then flip the squid and score on the diagonal again. This will create square score marks all over the body of the squid. Next, cut each squid body into pieces that are about 3” long by about 1” wide.

Scored squid pieces for using in this recipeScored squid pieces for using in this recipe Scored squid pieces for using in this recipe

Step 2: Make the stir-fry sauce

In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the stir-fry sauce. Set aside.

 

Step 3: Start stir-frying

Heat a pan on medium heat. Add in olive oil. Add in the minced garlic and the chopped dried red chili peppers. Stir-fry for about 1 minute.

 

Step 4: Add the squid pieces

Next, add the squid pieces to the frying pan with the garlic and the chopped red chili peppers. Continue stir-frying for about 10 minutes.

 

Step 5: Add in the stir-fry sauce

Now, add the stir-fry sauce to the pan and mix everything together well. Turn off the heat and continue to mix the sauce with the squid well. 

 

Step 6: Drizzle sesame oil and enjoy!

Drizzle sesame oil over the top and mix in gently. Serve and enjoy!

 

Serving suggestions

As you already know, this squid recipe will go great with freshly steamed rice. Or you could also serve this alongside Korean spicy noodles, or eat this on top of stir-fried rice noodles. This easy stir-fried squid also goes great with a cold beer. If you would like this recipe to stay low-carb, then simply serve this with a variety of vegetable side dishes (banchan) – see below for side dish recipe ideas.

Using chopsticks to take a bite of our very simple and tasty Asian-style squid recipe

We hope you enjoy our easy Asian-style stir-fried squid recipe!

 

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A plate of very simple and tasty Asian-style squid recipe

Asian-style Stir-fried Squid

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Once you have all the ingredients together, this recipe is incredibly easy to make and full of umami flavor. This squid recipe is very tender, and not chewy at all.

Ingredients

Stir-fry sauce:

Instructions

  1. First, let’s prepare the squid. Score the inside of the body of the squid and score on the diagonal. Then flip the squid and score on the diagonal again. This will create square score marks all over the body of the squid. Next, cut each squid body into pieces that are about 3” long by about 1” wide.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the stir-fry sauce. Set aside.
  3. Heat a pan on medium heat. Add in olive oil. Add in the minced garlic and the chopped dried red chili peppers. Stir-fry for about 1 minute.
  4. Next, add the squid pieces to the frying pan with the garlic and the chopped red chili peppers. Continue stir-frying for about 10 minutes.
  5. Now, add the stir-fry sauce to the pan and mix everything together well. Turn off the heat and continue to mix the sauce with the squid well.
  6. Drizzle sesame oil over the top and mix in gently. Serve and enjoy!
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