Stir Fried Squid and Vegetables

    45 minutes

    Quick and easy this is a light squid dish ideal for summer dinners. The stir fried squid is combined with capsicum, onion and Thai basil in a spicy sauce.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 squid tubes, halved, scored and cut into bite sized pieces
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • cornflour, as needed
    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 2 teaspoons diced garlic
    • 2 spring onions, cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • 1 shallot, diced
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 green capsicum, diced
    • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
    • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 30g Thai basil leaves

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:15min marinating  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Season the squid with salt, pepper and cornflour. Let sit for 15 minutes.
    2. Heat a large frying pan with oil over high heat. Stir fry the squid until cooked through and opaque; 3-5 minutes. Set aside.
    3. Heat the same frying pan with oil over high heat. Saute the garlic, spring onions and shallot until aromatic; 2-3 minutes.
    4. Add the onion and salt then cook until soft; 3-4 minutes.
    5. Stir in the green capsicum, fish sauce, hot pepper sauce, sugar and water. Allow to heat through; 1-2 minutes.
    6. Stir in the squid and basil then serve.


    If your local supermarket doesn't stock Thai basil you can find it in Asian speciality shops.

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