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Stir-Fried Squid With Chili And Basil Leaves

Squid stir fried with onion, chili, basil and fish sauce creates this succulent dish.
  Squid 400 Gram, cut into rings
  Onions 2 Small, sliced
  Green chili 1 Large, seeded, sliced into lengthwise strips
  Dried basil leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Spring onions 6 , cut into short lengths
  Fish sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh ground black pepper To Taste
  Sunflower oil 3 Tablespoon

1. Heat a wok. Add oil. When hot add onions and sauté till they being to wilt.
2. Add the green chili, and dried basil. Stir for a minute longer.
3. Add the squid and cook for about 5 minutes.
4. Add the spring onions, fish sauce, pepper and sugar. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes longer.

5. Remove and serve hot with steamed jasmine rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
There is not much of a story behind this recipe, except the fact that I was really hungry yesterday and that I was craving for the pungency of the fish sauce. It is a very easy recipe and it can be made as often as possible. Besides, squid is a good source of protein.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 478 Calories from Fat 227

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.4%

Saturated Fat 3.7 g18.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 466 mg155.3%

Sodium 1260.7 mg52.5%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g19%

Sugars 10.5 g

Protein 35 g69.9%

Vitamin A 20.4% Vitamin C 138.7%

Calcium 19% Iron 21.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Rahul.Chef.and.Writer's picture
Squids are beautiful seafoods to cook..
aparna.priya's picture
I would try this very soon..
FitGal's picture
Although I am quite adventurous when it comes to new or foreign dishes but, somehow, I have never been able to develop a taste for the Squid.
Moonbeam's picture
I love this! may I know what is the authentic Thai name of this dish?
Anonymous's picture
Squids are a sure shot hit on Halloween. I have been scared by similar dishes myself
umaima's picture
Squids dont have the typical seafood smell and neither have a strong flavor, they can easily pass off as a veg food item.
Anonymous's picture
Cooking squid the right way is an art... it has to be just perfect! The stir fry technique should ensure that
Anonymous's picture
Nice and easy recipe .....need to take care while cooking.......squids get overcook very fast....
barbecue's picture
Anonymous's picture
I have always found squids a little difficult to deal with... And keep trying out new recipes. This looks easy and worth a try
delicious.bites's picture
A not to miss!
Anonymous's picture
Have never tried squid like this...Looking fwd to tryin this!
bronzegoddess.bright's picture
looks a bit watery to me? Are you sure this is stir fry?
Stir-Fried Squid With Chili And Basil Leaves Recipe