Spicy Korean Pork Belly and Squid Stir Fry

by Asian Recipes At Home

This easy Spicy Korean Pork Belly and Squid Stir Fry is loaded with great flavor and is protein-packed. This recipe only takes about 20 minutes to make and will wow your family! It is a great low carb option, or enjoy this delicious recipe with a bowl of freshly steamed white rice.

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This easy Spicy Korean Pork belly and Squid Stir Fry is loaded with great flavor and is protein-packed.
We are huge fans of stir-fries especially on busy weeknights, or if we just don’t feel like cooking something that will take a long time to complete. Meals like this easy Spicy Korean Pork Belly and Squid Stir Fry, Asian Beef Stir Fry, Korean Spicy Stir-Fried Squid, and Simple Stir Fry Mackerel really help us get through busy weeks while still providing a delicious, quick and healthy meal for our family.

 

Ingredients needed for this recipe

If you already do a lot of Asian-inspired cooking, then you probably have most of the ingredients needed for this recipe in your pantry already, such as sesame oil, red chili pepper flakes (gochugaru), sesame seeds, white sugar, Dasida beef flavor soup stock, and soy sauce. You’ll also need some fresh ingredients, such as green onions, yellow onion, ginger root and garlic cloves.

The main stars of this dish – the protein you will need:

  • Pork belly – pre-sliced, or purchase whole pork belly and slice it yourself
  • Squid – frozen and thawed, or purchase fresh
    • Make sure you clean and prep the squid. We found this great article explaining how to prep squid properly to get it ready for cooking.
Fresh and raw squid
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Fresh pork belly slices
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How to make spicy Korean pork belly & squid stir fry

First, get the sauce ready for later. Mix together the red chili pepper flakes (gochugaru), ground black pepper, soy sauce, Dasida beef flavor soup stock, minced ginger root, minced garlic cloves, sesame oil, and sugar together in a small bowl. Set the sauce aside for later.

Next, it is time to prep the pork belly and squid. Slice the pork belly slices into about 1-inch long slices (like extra thick bacon pieces) and set aside for later. Clean and prep the squid well – take a look at this great article explaining how to prepare squid properly

Boil about 2 cups of water in a medium-sized pot. Once the water comes to a boil, add the squid and let boil for only 30 seconds. Remove the squid immediately, rinse with cold water and drain. Then cut the squid into about 1-inch pieces.

Put a frying pan to medium-high heat and add in the olive oil. Add the pork belly and stir fry until well done (about 5-6 minutes). Next, add in the onions and continue stir-frying for another minute or until the pork belly is completely brown and well done.

Add in the sauce and the green onions to the frying pan with the squid and pork belly. Continue stir-frying everything together for about 1-2 minutes until everything is mixed together well. 

That’s it. So easy! 

This easy Spicy Korean Pork belly and Squid Stir Fry is loaded with great flavor and is protein-packed.

What to serve with this dish

We recommend eating this Spicy Korean Pork Belly and Squid Stir Fry with freshly steamed white rice. Most traditional Korean meals always come with a small bowl of white rice and an array of side dishes (banchan). If you need some side dishes (banchan) recipes, try these out:

 

You could also make this meal low carb by omitting white rice. To do that, we suggest eating this with fresh romaine lettuce leaves. Place a bit of the Spicy Korean Pork Belly and Squid Stir Fry into the center of a romaine lettuce leaf and fold or wrap and enjoy! Want to add a bit of kick to the lettuce wraps? Add just a little bit of gochujang to each lettuce wrap for an extra spicy and great low carb option.

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This easy Spicy Korean Pork belly and Squid Stir Fry is loaded with great flavor and is protein-packed.

Spicy Korean Pork Belly and Squid Stir Fry

This easy Spicy Korean Pork Belly and Squid Stir Fry is loaded with great flavor and is protein-packed. This recipe only takes… Low-Carb Spicy Korean Pork Belly and Squid Stir Fry European Print This
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

½ lb fresh pork belly, thinly sliced
1 squid (about 1 cup), cleaned and prepped
2 green onions, chopped
1 medium yellow onion (about 1 cup), chopped
1 Tbsp Olive oil (you can substitute and use your favorite cooking oil if you wish)

Stir fry Sauce:
1 Tbsp red chili pepper flakes (gochugaru)
½ tsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp Dasida beef flavor soup stock
½ tsp ginger root, minced
2 cloves garlic (about 1 tsp), minced
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp white sugar

Instructions

  1. Let’s make the sauce first. Mix together the red chili pepper flakes (gochugaru), ground black pepper, soy sauce, Dasida beef flavor soup stock, minced ginger root, minced garlic cloves, sesame oil, and sugar together in a small bowl. Set aside for later.
  2. Next, let’s prep the pork belly and squid. Slice the pork belly slices into about 1-inch long slices (like extra thick bacon pieces) and set aside for later. Clean and prep the squid well - take a look at this great article explaining how to prepare squid properly
  3. Boil about 2 cups of water in a medium-sized pot. Once the water comes to a boil, add the squid and let boil for only 30 seconds. Remove the squid immediately, rinse with cold water and drain. Then cut the squid into about 1-inch pieces.
  4. Put a frying pan to medium-high heat and add in the olive oil. Add the pork belly and stir fry until well done (about 5-6 minutes). Next, add in the onions and continue stir-frying for another minute or until the pork belly is completely brown and well done.
  5. Add in the sauce and the green onions to the frying pan with the squid and pork belly. Continue stir-frying everything together for about 1-2 minutes until everything is mixed together well. 
  6. Enjoy!
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