September 20, 2023

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Spicy Squid Stir Fry

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This Spicy Squid Stir Fry, also known as Ojingeo Bokkeum in Korea, is a simple supper that will fulfill your Asian desires.

Tender squid and fresh vegetables are rapidly stir-fried before being mixed in a savory Korean chili sauce with a kick. 

If you’re looking for a unique and intriguing seafood recipe, this is it…

Squid – We are using prepared calamari rings. If you have whole squid, cut the body into 1/2 rings and keep the tentacles whole.
Veggies – Onion, carrot, bell peppers, zucchini, scallions.
Oil – For stir fry.
Sauce – Gochujang, Korean chili pepper flakes, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, black pepper.

How to Make Spicy Squid Stir Fry
As the stir fry happens very fast, first mix together all of your sauce ingredients in a bowl.
Heat a skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add in oil, then stir fry the vegetables (minus the green parts of the scallions) till they just start to soften, but retain most of their crunch, about 5-6 minutes.
Push the veggies to the perimeter of the pan. Add the squid to the middle, and stir fry till squid is cooked. This only takes a couple of minutes, do not overcook it or it will become tough.
Mix the squid and vegetables together, add in the sauce and the green parts of the scallions. Toss everything until well coated. Done!

What to Serve with Stir Fried Squid
As with most stir fry dishes, steamed white rice makes a great basic side dish. It can also go with your favorite fried rice or Asian noodles.

If you want to double up on the spicy, try this Ojingeo Bokkeum with our Spicy Noodles. They go fantastic together!

Variations and Substitutions
Any of your favorite stir fry vegetables would go well here. Think snow peas, broccoli, or even mushrooms.
Try mixing seafoods. Replace half of the squid with either shrimp or scallops.
Substitutions: Gochujang is ready available in the international section of must supermarkets. If you can’t find it and need a quick alternative, you can use sriracha in equal proportions.
Korean chili pepper flakes, also known as gochugaru, can be found in Asian grocery stores, or online. Lacking it, you can use an additional 1/2 Tbsp of gochujang, or 1/2 Tbsp paprika and 1/2 Tbsp red chili flakes.

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