Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stir fry Hot and Spicy Squid

If you're my regular reader,you will notice I posted many seafood dishes. I love all kind of seafood ,squid or cuttlefish is not an exception for me even though it's texture is chewy and soft. I'm a chili or hot pepper lover so whenever I cook squid ,it's have to be hot and spicy .Since I store ample of sambal-belacan-paste and love this spices,why not cook this squid with sambal paste,right?

2 large whole white squid,about 2 pounds,cleaned and cut
1 large onion,peeled and sliced
1 stalk scallion,washed and cut 2 inch
3-4 tbsp sambal-belacan-paste or add more if you want a stronger flavor
4-5 pieces kaffir lime leaves
1 tbsp sugar or salt to taste
1 tbsp tamarind powder
2 tbsp oil

1:Clean and cut squid ,drained.Use a sharp knife cut lightly on squid body vertically and then cut horizontally on the same side before cut all the way through for about 2 inch each piece,set aside.
2:Heat skillet at medium high heat with oil,add in sambal-belacan-paste and kaffir lime leaves ,stir-fry for 30 second.Add in cleaned squid ,onion,sugar,salt and tamarind powder,cook for 1 -2 minutes or until squid curl up(cooked).Do not add water,the squid itself have water retention.Check the seasoning.
3:Toss in cut scallion ,dish out and and serve warm with rice or noodle.


Michelle Lee said...

That dish makes my mouth water!! I love sambal belacan :)

ICook4Fun said...

Lesley, this look so good. I really love the way you cut the squid.

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

I love sotong I mean squids !Especially with sambal , I can eat lots of rice with it ! But my hub is getting very health concious these days so I have to cut down on all these seafood except fish... thanks for sharing.

petite nyonya said...

Oh my oh my!!! This looks SO SO sedap & I can't stop looking at it! Sotong is my favorite! Now, you are making me drool and crave and all hungry! How can one resist this! Aiyoh!!!

Dawn said...

Man....this sotong dish is too mouth watering...like you, I love hot and spicy food too, the spicier the better!. My hubs see squid, he will make a face, won't even touch them but he will eat calamari - go figure! I have to try make my own sambal belachan but using the belachan paste, not the dry one. Hope it will turn out good.

Cindy Khor said...

everytime when i cook sotong, i always can't estimate the time for it to be cooked and ended up having tough and hard-to-chew sotong. i think i'll try this recipe and see whether i would succeed or not.

Sunshine said...

This dish makes me hungry even thought I just got done eating! I love hot and spicy food the hotter the better LOL..If I make this dish I will be the only one eating this..Hubby not a seafood fan!

My Asian Kitchen said...

thank you for dropping by and your kind words:)

thank you,Gert:D

a fulltime wife hse:
thank you for dropping byY and your kind words:)

petite nyonya:
thank you for your compliments:) and well come to the club!! hahaha!

thank you:) Eliot and your hubby are brother I guess! hahaha! Hope your sambal belacan turn our good!! looking forward your posting soon!!

cindy khor:
Thank you:) maybe you should just stir-fry or microwave sotong by itself first for 1-2 minutes,set aside then you add in the paste and vegetables in skillet,lastly add in sotong,mix well,dish out immediately!! don't cook anymore!! then you can have soft and chewy sotong not tough to chew rubber!! Hope this help:D

thannk you:) did you know all the spicy food I cooked here,i'm the only one who eat it! if I wait for anyone or hubby to share my favourite food,sampai tua also tarak makan!! hahaha! don't worried just eat what you like or love ,as long as you happy that matter!

pigpigscorner said...

rice rice rice! faster give me some rice now!

Sunshine said...

I normally cook what I want to eat but then sometimes I'm sick of cooking one plate and have to eat it myself but for days because I'm the only one eating it..sometimes gets very sian also..At least you train Mishu from young you have a makan partner..LOL

tigerfish said...

I seldom eat squid or cuttlefish...don't know why.

My Asian Kitchen said...

lol!! you're really funny!!

remember when you have kid,train them from young to eat our spicy and hot food...eh! I train Mishu to eat Malaysia food the moment she eat solid food..now she ask me for spicy food..especially the crispy shrimp chilie whenever she eat mee!! haha!

aiyoh!!...u dunno what you had missed!!

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917atyahoodotcom. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.