spicy calamari (squid)

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Skip Davis
from Morton, MS

The squid is marinated in wine and fish sauce to both flavor and tenderize it.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 2 or 3 (with a meal)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For spicy calamari (squid)

  • 1 lb
    cleaned squid
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry white wine
  • 1/8 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp
    asian fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce, dark
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 2 sm
    thai or cayenne peppers, finely chopped (optional)
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    peanut oil
  • GARNISHES
  • green leaf lettuce
  • cucumber slices
  • tomato slices
  • shredded carrot
  • cilantro/coriander leaves
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How To Make spicy calamari (squid)

  • 1
    Open squid up so it lies flat on cutting board. Slash the mantle/hood of squid diagonally, then cut diagonal slashes in opposite direction. (do cut cut clear through mantle/hood). Now slice squid into 2 inch wide pieces.
  • 2
    Blend all marinade ingredients. Add squid pieces and marinate for 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the oil and drained squid. Saute for 1 to 2 minutes. (Do NOT overcook) Squid pieces will curl when ready.
  • 4
    Garnish with any/all veggies and serve.
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