Stir-fried Squid and Vegetables/ Calamari

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This squid recipe is tasty,healthy, and easy to make. I have made it today for dinner with freshly baked bread.(country bread receipe is in my previous post)You can serve it with piece of bread  or rice noodles.  it makes a one-pot meal complete with plenty of nutritious vegetables. The squid is stir-fried briefly, so it is very tender and never rubbery. You can also simply serve the stir-fried squid with plain rice.Makes a terrific seafood dish for any occasion.


2 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves Garlic
200g cleaned fresh squid, cut it into strips (about 2-3 cups worth)
125g very ripe cherry tomatoes, halved
4 tbsp chopped flat-leaved parsley
2 tbsp soy sauce
freshly ground black pepper
1 lemon, quartered
2 carots,cut a carrot thinly and diagonally 
other vegetables of your choice (1/2 to 1 cup green beans)
1 slightly grilled red bell Pepper( cut into 2-inch lengths)
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp coriander  powder
2 tbsp wine vinegar

1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and lightly fry the onion, garlic and peppers in olive oil for 1 minute. Add the sugar, vinegar, coriander powder, sweet paprika/chilli and salt for seasoning Add the carrots, Stir-fry 2-3 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.

2. Remove from the heat and check the seasoning.

3. Heat a cast iron frying pan until very hot. Add a splash of olive oil and Add the squid and Stir-fry for about 2 minutes, or until squid curls up and the meat is tender. Does not over-cook or squid will become rubbery (3 minute’s maximum). Add the cherry tomatoes and parsley and cut bell pepper, soy sauce and freshly ground black pepper. Let it cook for 2 minutes and add the vegetable mix we have prepared earlier.

4. Check the seasoning. If not salty enough, add more soy sauce. If not spicy enough, add a little more chili.

5. To serve, slide noodles /piece of bread onto a serving platter. Top with the stir-fried squid and vegetables. Add sprinklings of fresh basil and coriander, and enjoy!!!


  1. You make the kind of foods, after my "own heart!"...honest! I've made squid many ways, but not this way. I will put your blog on my favorite spot, so I can copy your recipes!


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