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Spicy Squid and Vegetable Stir-Fry (with vegetarian option)

Shalini Adams
A delicious sweet and spicy stir-fry.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Korean
Servings 4
Calories 197 kcal


For saute

  • 1 tbsp canola oil (or other neutral-flavored oil)
  • 6 medium garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup green onion, chopped (lighter parts preferred)
  • 1/4 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium bell pepper, sliced
  • 250 grams squid, already cleaned, sliced into rings (can sub with around 150 grams pan-fried tofu or paneer)
  • dash white or black pepper
  • salt to taste

For sauce

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (I use Kikkoman)
  • 2 tbsp Korean chili paste (gochujang) or sriracha
  • 2 tsp brown sugar (adjust if you like it more/less sweet)

As thickener

  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch or cornflour
  • 2 tbsp water


  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • sesame seeds toasted
  • green onion, chopped


For the sauce and the thickener

  • Combine the ingredients for the sauce and the thickener in two separate bowls and set aside.

For saute

  • Over medium flame, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan.
  • Once hot, put in minced garlic, chopped green onion and grated ginger. Saute for around 30 seconds.
  • Add the sliced onions, carrots and bell pepper. Mix well and saute for 7 to 8 minutes or until onions soften.
  • Add the squid, mix well. Saute for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the sauce and mix well, around 2 minutes.
  • Add the thickener and mix well. Cook for another two minutes.
  • Garnish with toasted sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds and green onion. Serve with plain rice.


Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 20.6gProtein: 11.7gFat: 7.8gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPotassium: 381mgFiber: 3.7gCalcium: 40mgIron: 1.1mg
Keyword easy, healthy, quick
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