Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Stir-Fried Squid with Chili and Cilantro

If your squid (or baby octopus) is already cleaned, the slowest part of this dish is picking the cilantro. This ones packs a lot of flavor in it and is a great weeknight dinner.

One year ago: Quick-Braised Pork Chops with Spring Greens
Three years ago: Cherry Tomato Penne al Arrabbiata

Stir-Fried Squid with Chili and Cilantro (from Mighty Spice)
1 lb 9 ounces baby squid, dressed
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp chili flakes
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
juice of 1/2 lime
1 large handful cilantro leaves, roughly chopped

1. Cut squid tentacles from squid. Cut open tubes.
2. Heat oil in a wok over medium heat. Add chili flakes and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant, 30 seconds.
3. Add squid and stir-fry 2 - 3 minutes until cooked through.
4. Pour oyster sauce, fish sauce, and lime juice over and stir-fry 30 seconds until combined.
5. Stir in cilantro and serve.

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