Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kung Pao Squid 宫保墨鱼

This is the 2nd time I cook squid. First was Squid Curry. Actually I have no idea how to come out a dish with these squid. Ended up cooking it with onion, ginger, dried chili, garlic and spring onion, which is very similar to Kung Pao style. So, that's why I named it as Kung Pao Squid. :)

Kung Pao Squid 宫保墨鱼

400gm of squid, cleaned
1 stalk of spring onion, separate the white and green portion. Cut into 2" length
5 slices of ginger
half onion, peeled and diced
1 tbsp of chopped garlic
12 dried chilies, soaked in hot water to dehydrate
1 tbsp of glutinous rice wine
cooking oil

1 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tbsp of light soy sauce
1/2 tsp of dark soy sauce
dashes of white pepper powder

1. Cut the squid body into rings. Marinate the squids with glutinous rice wine for 5 minutes.
2. Heat up oil in a wok. Saute onion, chili and ginger till fragrant. Add garlic.
3. Stir in squids and the white portion of spring onion. Cook for 1 minute. Pour in sauce and stir fry.
4. Cook till the sauce is thickening. Add green portion of spring onion. Dish out and serve hot with steamed rice.


Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I have never made squid but enjoyed reading about how it is done.

choi yen said...

I love sotong, in any cooking method :)

ann low said...

This dish so mouth watering... I definitely like to have more rice to go with it :)

Torviewtoronto said...

colourfully done this looks wonderful

Rasa Malaysia said...

I love this more than KP Chicken. But the squid in the US are not very fresh and stink. :(

daphne said...

Spicy and quick!!! I like!

SimpleGirl said...

wow, mouthwatering dish,,,,,one of my sis' fav

Anonymous said...

Yum! Looks delicious.

Belly Good Cooking said...

I like dark dark colour kung pao squid, haha.

xin said...

my mom sometimes just stir fry the squid with TONNES of spring onion, and garlic. and the gravy will be very very yummy! another recipe that my friend taught me was to cook with chili padi and fish sauce. that's it and really yummy too!

Elin said...

I seldom cook this too..normally cooked them in curry or deep fried them...either way it is still good.

Great photography...makes me drool :)

Have a nice weekend,

Anonymous said...

I love kung pao style cooking :)

kitchen flavours said...

Love squid! Anything with squid! My favourite! Looks delicious, great with a bowl of rice!

Eat Only Lar! said...

The dish looks so well presented! And I'm drooling over it now. But I hardly cook squid though, don't quite know how to cook it, sometimes it'll come out being too springy.


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