Spicy Calamari (Squid)

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


★★★★★ 2 votes

2 or 3 (with a meal)
10 Min
5 Min


  • 1 lb
    cleaned squid
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry white wine
  • 1/8 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    asian fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce, dark
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 small
    thai or cayenne peppers, finely chopped (optional)
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    peanut oil

  • ·
    green leaf lettuce
  • ·
    cucumber slices
  • ·
    tomato slices
  • ·
    shredded carrot
  • ·
    cilantro/coriander leaves

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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