Squid and Bell Pepper Stir Fry

A quick cooking stir-fry recipe with squid and sweet bell peppers.

March 2007 | By Sharlene Tan
Squid and Bell Pepper Stir Fry
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Main Ingredient

Fish and Seafood


Main Dishes

Preparation Time


Date Published

March 2007

Prepare all ingredients beforehand as this is one quick dish to cook. (Make sure you don’t overcook the squid or it will turn rubbery.)  Love squid? See more:  7 Yummy Squid Recipes (GALLERY)

Prep and Cooking Time 20 minutes

1 kilo squid, cleaned
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/3 cup each red, green and yellow
      bell peppers, sliced into thin strips
1 tablespoon hot bean paste
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine

Score each piece of squid to make a criss-cross pattern, then cut each squid into 2x2-inch squares.

Bring water (enough to cover squid) to a boil in a saucepan and drop in squid pieces. Stir, wait for the water to boil again then quickly strain out squid from saucepan. Set aside.

Mix hot bean paste, soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil and salt together in a bowl.

Heat a wok. When hot, add oil and sauté garlic and ginger. Put in bell pepper strips then toss in squid. Pour in pre-mixed seasonings and simmer until sauce boils. Remove from pan and garnish with coriander leaves.

(Click for a step-by-step guide on How to Stir-fry)


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