Jul 19, 2009
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Squid and Bell Pepper Stir Fry

By: Sharlene Tan

Squid and Bell Pepper Stir Fry

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
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped green onion


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.4  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)

Photography by Ocs Alvarez


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  • lin corachea Feb 07 2013 @ 07:24pm Report Abuse
    Nice,pls send me some fish menus
  • Mrs.G Sep 03 2010 @ 10:15am Report Abuse
    Made this step by step two weeks ago. Sauce was too salty. Do not recommend.
  • Minnette Sep 02 2010 @ 01:12pm Report Abuse
    Hi Alorn!

    For a rice wine substitute, you can try a dry white wine, gin or white grape juice.

    For the hot bean paste, try black bean paste.

    The substitutions would make the recipe taste different though. Tell me how it turns out.
  • alorn Aug 22 2010 @ 01:30pm Report Abuse
    i'd like to try this. any alternative for the hot bean paste? and can i use the regular white vinegar in replace of rice wine? would really appreciate your advise. thanks!
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Which pasta noodles do you usually use when cooking carbonara?

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