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Stir Fried Squid {Asian Grill Style Tie Ban You Yu}

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Stir Fried Squid {Simple Chinese Tie Ban You Yu 铁板鱿鱼}

Stir Fried Squid {Asian Grill Style Tie Ban You Yu 铁板 鱿鱼} features soft, naturally delicious squid rings and tentacles with red onion and celery. We sear the whole squid first before slicing into bite sizes for stir fry. Therefore, the squid has this satisfying firm bite texture, just like your favorite Asian style grilled squid. Such a healthier alternative way of enjoying the nutritious squid.

Stir Fried Squid {Simple Chinese Tie Ban You Yu 铁板鱿鱼}
Stir Fried Squid {Simple Chinese Tie Ban You Yu 铁板鱿鱼}

What do you need to make a delicious Stir Fried Squid Asian Grill Style?

For squid, I usually get the whole squid and clean the squid at home. See here for how to clean the whole squid.

Green onion, ginger and garlic are traditional Chinese cooking herbs, popular to use three together to create this delicious aroma and taste. They are also superfood herb that provide amazing health benefits.

Ingredients for making Pan Fried Squid Asian Grill Style

Tips – get the organic ginger, green onion and garlic if you can. They taste so much better and are healthier . Organic ginger is much smaller compared to the regular version, with a much more pigmented golden yellow hue and stronger pleasant smell and taste.

For seasoning and flavoring, a pinch of cumin powder, Himalayan pink salt and a splash of sake and light soy sauce are all you need.

Red onion and celery are superfood vegetable which also add additional texture and taste. Cut the red onion in thin rings and slice the celery into thin layers using an angle cut. Similar to how we slice the napa cabbage for Stir Fried Napa Cabbage with vinegar sauce, a classic Beijing style dish.

How to make a Stir Fried Squid Asian Grill Style easy and tasty?

Tip No.1 is to get the whole squid and clean at home if you can

It is actually easier than you think to clean the whole squid at home. If they are in a frozen state, like those in my neighborhood Korean grocery store, simply leave them in a leakproof bag or container and let them thaw thoroughly.

Clean Whole Squid {Easy and Efficient}
Clean Whole Squid {Easy and Efficient}

Tip No.2 is to sear the whole squid first before slicing into thin rings

It is much easier to slice the squid into thin rings after searing the squid. In addition, the searing method also locks in the moisture in the squid, which makes the squid tastes softer and tender.

Heat a hard anodized non-stick pan for 1 minute at medium heat, and spray a tiny of cooking oil using a homemade oil sprayer. Add chopped green onion and sliced ginger, along with cleaned whole squid. Cook for 2 minutes. Flip the squid and cook for another 2 minutes.

Sear the whole squid in an hard anodized frying pan

Wait for the squid to cool down a little and then slice the body tube into thin rings and cut to seperate the tentacles.

Slice the seared squid body into thin rings and seperate tentacles

Last but not least is to stir fry squid first and add vegetables later

While it is easier to use a quality non-stick frying pan, such as this hard-anodized one, use a wok for stir fry if you can. It simply gives you more room to maneuver.

Heat the wok at medium-high for 1 minute, spray about 2 tsp canola oil using a homemade oil sprayer, and add the sliced squid rings and tentacles. Stir fry for 5 minutes and then add the stir-fry sauce made of sake, light soy sauce and minced garlic and mix & fold for another 5 minutes.

Stir Fry seared & sliced squid in the wok

Finally add the sliced celery and red onion, fold and mix for 2 minutes.

stir fry squid with celery and red onion in the wok

All done! Enjoy a naturally delicious stir fried squid with red onion and celery.

Stir Fried Squid {Simple Chinese Tie Ban You Yu 铁板鱿鱼}
Stir Fried Squid {Simple Chinese Tie Ban You Yu 铁板鱿鱼}

Like squid? Make sure you also check out the Braised Squid {Shanghai Style Bi Mu Da Kao 比目大考}.

Red Braised Whole Squid {Shanghai Style Bi Mu Da Kao 比目大烤}
Braised Squid {Shanghai Style Bi Mu Da Kao 比目大烤}
Stir Fried Squid {Simple Chinese Tie Ban You Yu 铁板鱿鱼}

Stir Fried Squid {Asian Grill Style 铁板鱿鱼Tie Ban You Yu}

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Stir Fried Squid {Asian Grill Style Tie Ban You Yu 铁板 鱿鱼} features soft, naturally delicious squid rings and tentacles with red onion and celery. 

Ingredients

  • 2 whole squid
  • 1 tbsp canola oil, or avocado oil
  • 2 stalks of green onion, chopped
  • 1 small piece of ginger, about 10 g, organic preferred, thin sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 2 large celery stems, angle thin sliced
  • 2 small red onion, thin sliced rings

For Stir Fry Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 6 garlic clove, minced

Instructions

Prepare the Ingredients:

  1. If you are getting frozen whole squid, place them in leakproof bag or container and leave in the refrigerator for them to thaw throughly.
  2. Clean the whole squid. Read here on how.
    how to clean whole squid, remove head from squid body
  3. Gather ingredients. Mince garlic. Cut the red onion in thin rings and slice the celery into thin layers using an angle cut.
    Ingredients for making Pan Fried Squid Asian Grill Style
  4. Place everything under "For Stir Fry Sauce" into a small bowl and mix well.
    Stir Fry Sauce for Squid

Sear the Squid:

  1. Turn the heat to medium-high and heat a 12-inch hard anodized fry pan for 1 minute.
  2. Spray 1 tsp canola oil onto the frying pan evenly, add sliced ginger and chopped green onion, along with the cleaned squid and tentacles.
  3. Gently press down and cook for 2 minutes. Flip the squid and cook for another 2 minutes.
    Sear the whole squid in an hard anodized frying pan
  4. Turn off the heat and remove the squid from the pan and set aside and wait for it to cool down enough to handle with hand.
  5. Slice the body tube into thin rings and cut to seperate the tentacles.
    Slice the seared squid body into thin rings and seperate tentacles

Stir Fry Squid:

  1. Turn the heat to medium-high and heat the wok for 1 minute.
  2. Spray 2 tsp canola oil onto the frying pan evenly, add squid clices and tentacles, along with the green onion and ginger left behind from the searing process, and stir fry for about 5 minutes.
    Stir Fry seared suqid rings and tentacles in the wok
  3. Pour in the stir-fry sauce made of sake, light soy sauce and minced garlic. Use a mini silicone spatula to scrape the bowl if needed. Mix & fold for another 5 minutes.
    Stir Fry seared & sliced squid in the wok
  4. Add sliced red onion and celery, fold & mix for another 2 minutes.
    stir fry squid with celery and red onion in the wok
  5. All done! Enjoy a naturally delicious stir fried squid rings and tentacles.
    Stir Fried Squid {Asian Grill Style Tie Ban You Yu 铁板鱿鱼}

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 502mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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