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


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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)


  • 1Open 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.
  • 2Blend all marinade ingredients. Add squid pieces and marinate for 10 minutes.
  • 3Heat 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.
  • 4Garnish with any/all veggies and serve.

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