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Preparing Squid

This is my absolute favorite way to eat Squid.  It’s what I remember Dad eating for Dinner–heck, Breakfast and Lunch too (who am I kidding)?

It’s something so familiar to me that it long ago lost its novelty.  This version is the way I grew up eating it.  It’s my number one contender to the oh-so-familiar fried variety.

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My personal belief is that this is best served super Spicy & super Garlicky.  I am certain I am the minority on that :)

Spicy Squid Stir Fry


  • Thawed whole Squid
  • Medium Yellow Onion (any sweet Onion works well)
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves (I’m obsessed with Garlic so if it were up to me, I’d throw in 10), lol
  • 1-2 ts of Sesame Oil
  • 3 tb of Red Pepper Paste (Gochugaru)
  • 2 ts of Sugar, Honey, or Agave
  • S & P to taste


  1. Refer to my video to see how to clean, skin, and prepare your Squid.
  2. Glaze your pan with Sesame Oil and toss in your Onions and Garlic.
  3. Slide in your Squid.
  4. Spoon in your Paste.
  5. Stir to combine.
  6. Drizzle in your sweetener, Salt and Pepper and you’re done (because Squid cooks a lot like Shrimp which is very quickly)


Optional: Sesame Seeds, Red Pepper Flakes, Scallions.

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