Saturday, February 20, 2016

Weekend Menu #77: Deep-fried Salt Pepper Squid

I seldom cook squids at home. One reason is the cleaning part. Not my fondest thing to do if you ask me. So when I could get some fresh and cleaned squids, I would not hesitate to grab them.

It was so that we had a steamboat lunch on 3rd day of CNY and we had some leftover squids after that. So last weekend, I decided to give this simple recipe a try.

I love salt & pepper squid and sometimes I would order this dish when dine out. Who doesn't love this savoury delicious bite, right??

300g Squids, cleaned and cut horizontally
85g plain flour, sifted
85g cornflour
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp shao xing oil
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp white pepper
Some spring onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced

Vegetable oil for deep-frying

1. Marinate the squids with sesame oil and shao xing. Toss gently and set aside.
2. In a bowl, mix the plain flour, cornflour, white pepper and salt together. 
3. Coat the squid with the mixture. In heated pan, slowly fry the squid in batches 2 minutes on each side or till crisp.
4. Drain the squids on kitchen towels.
5. Drain the oil from pan and leave about 1 tbsp oil. Add in minced garlic and fry till golden. 
6. Arrange the squids in a serving plate. Toss the fried garlic on top. Garnish with spring onions.

Hope you like this. I am going to cook this again and hope to get the perfect salt & pepper squids recipe. ^^


Sharon D said...

I am with you on the cleaning part, Rose. Prawns are worse for me though, because I always get poked by the sharp ends and my fingers will start itching!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Hungry looking at it...

mun said...

I love to eat this dish too, especially if we add some finely grated ginger and stirfry them with the spring onions.

Nancy Chan said...

I love the deep fry squids.

Lei Angeles said...

Deep fry squids are really delicious. Just been to the market and I was being offered a kilo of squids, I remember the black stain with it, I just said I have other seafood stocks on the fridge.

Anonymous said...

My girl loves these - would order sometimes at Noodle House.

Shirley Tay said...

Definitely one of my favourite dishes! Happy weekend, dear! xoxo

ChrisAu said...

Wah ... Fried sotong! Yummy ....

Merryn said...

I dont cook squid coz I scared it will turn out rubbery. Therefore I only reserve this for dining out. Haha.

Happy Chap Goh Mei to you and family dear :)

Princess Ribbon said...

Looks so good.. You are a good cook Rose.. I seldom cook now liao, only cook when I am on leave, huhu..

Huai Bin said...

Lovely! I do like myself some squid.

Happy Chap Goh Meh to you and your loved ones! :)

Angeline アンゼリン said...

Happy Chap Goh Meh