Monday, May 9, 2016

Weekend Menu #78: Simple grilled squid

Two Sundays ago, I cleaned, I sweat and I cooked at home. One of hubby's requests was this grilled squid. It reminded him of the time we enjoyed freshly grilled squids in Pattaya few years ago, he said and while we were grocery shopping a day before, he bought 2 big squids (about 400gm) in the hypermarket.

I for one, have never cleaned a squid in my whole life! Of course, I watched my mum and my mil did it but never get my hands down dirty, gooey and smelly with the squids.

So, while my squids were defrosting, I browsed through the internet for the cleaning direction. And I found this site very useful with step-by-step and photos on cleaning the squids.

I got the cleaning job done in the end. And to get rid of the smell from my hands after all those cleaning, a squeeze of lemon is in tow. 

I cut 1/2 ring on the body and then marinated the squids with dash of pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, few dashes of light soy sauce, juice from a lime and about a tbsp of olive oil. Let the squids marinate for about 15 minutes.

I used flip pan to cook it. About 5 minutes on each side. And voila!


They were done. Sweet, juicy and chewy.


As for the chili dipping, I used this brand. Super kick! Very very spicy!


Hubby bought this chilli sauce from KL on his last trip there. The chilli goes so well with the sweetness of the squid.


Now I got order from my sis who loves it so much. Wait for hubby or whoever fly to KL to buy them. By the way, it is a product of Singapore.



11 comments:

Princess Ribbon said...

You clever girl la, I never cook squids before.. But I like to eat butter sotong only, hehe.. The cili sauce looks good, like the pan mee cili dip..

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I like to eat sotong, but if you ask me to cook it, i do not know how to cook it...

suituapui said...

Chili sauce sure looks good. Hmmmm...next time, ask hubby to clean, you just cook. Hehehehehehe!!!!!

Phong Hong said...

Wah...nicely done! I have never handled squid before so I should try that for a new experience hee..hee...

Shirley Tay said...

Great pairing of squids with sambal chilli, dear! I enjoy eating this way too :D

mun said...

Well done! Your husband must be very happy to eat them so tasty!

Azura Chan said...

Well done! My favourite is sotong goreng tepung.

ChrisAu said...

Ooooh.... Squids!!! Yummy ... I love it but cannot eat too much! Scared high cholesterol later ! Hahah

Yee Ling said...

Putien chili sauce! Yummm...I have been to their restaurant once and quite like their food. I like their fried mee sua.

Sharon D said...

Yeee....sedap! I was trained from young to clean squids. I didn't appreciate it then, but I sure do now. :P

lina said...

Wah! Grilled squid is so nice.

Now I'm craving for some. ;-)