Stir-fried Chilli Squids

I've been quite busy these few days as I've start to pack my luggages for the trip back to Singapore, and at the same time, I'm also rushing to finish a few sewing projects that I have on hand. On top of that, I have to bake 3 more recipes chosen for TWD in January within these few days. I can only blame myself for being a procrastinator, as there are certain tasks that I should've done beforehand. Anyway, what I can do at the moment is to continue with the leftover tasks at full force and hopefully I can complete everything on time. :-P

In the mean time, here's a recipe of stir-fried chilli squids, happy cooking!

Stir-fried Chilli Squids Recipe

500g small squids
1 stalk lemongrass, shredded
100g onion, cut into thin wedges
1 red chilli, chopped
10 pieces curry leaves
50ml chicken stock
4 tablespoons chilli paste
15g Belachan/ shrimp paste
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon dark soy sauce

1) Clean the squids and then pat dry with paper towel. Parboil in hot oil for a few seconds. Dish up and drain well.
2) Leave 4 tablespoons of oil in a preheated wok to saute chilli paste, dried shrimp paste and sugar until fragrant. Add lemongrass, onion, red chilli and curry leaves, continue to saute until aromatic.
3) Add squids, chicken stock and dark soy sauce, bring to a boil. Stir constantly over high heat until the sauce is thickened. Remove from heat, serve.


That squid sounds amazing - I want to try making it, but I hope I can handle the spice!
pigpigscorner said…
Looks really delicious! Have a nice trip back!
Snooky doodle said…
These look so yummy. I only eat them though I ve never cooked them :) Maybe its time I try !
tigerfish said…
Sounds like a good friend of steamed rice :)

You must be coming back for CNY.
Indonesia Eats said…
I'll bring some steamed rice :)
Anonymous said…
Sounds fantastic! I love squid and chillis.
Y said…
Chill + Squid = Yum! :)
Food For Tots said…
You are such a superb multi-tasker! Your chilli squids look so appetizing!! Must try it out soon. ;)
Anonymous said…
Squids... squids... !! To be honest with you, ever since I moved to the UK, I don't eat as much seafood as I wish. Back home, we tend to eat lots of seafood. Squids... I think it was probably a year ago I had it. So, a real good reason for this chili squids!
Bits said…
Lovely... smell nice and appetizing... I guess my hubs will like it.