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Chilli and Salt Squid SERVES : 4 | PREPARATION TIME 10 MINUTES | COOKING TIME 2 MINUTES 

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Chilli and Salt Squid

ABOUT THE RECIPE 

A classic Cantonese starter, Chilli and Salt Squid is simple to make. For a crisp, crunchy and light batter, always use clean oil. This dish is best eaten piping hot - so serve immediately! 

METHOD 

Slice squid into bite size pieces, gentle score the back of each piece with a criss-cross pattern. This will help the squid cook evenly and stop it from curling up too much. 
 
Coat each piece with cornflour and bang off the excess, now dip in the egg and then back into the cornflour. Shallow fry for around 3 minutes turning once or twice to allow each piece to brown evenly. 
 
In a wok or frying pan heat 1 tbsp of oil, add onion, garlic, green pepper and chillis. Stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Add cooked squid, salt, pepper and five spice and a splash of water, quickly toss ingredients coating each piece. Add a splash of sesame oil and serve immediately. 

INGREDIENTS 

2 squids (cleaned) 
2 birds eye chillis 
1 clove garlic finely chopped 
1/2tsp salt 
1/2tsp five spice 
1/2tsp ground black pepper 
1/2 onion (finely diced) 
1/2 green pepper (finely diced) 
oil 
1 egg beaten 
cornflour 
sesame oil 

KWOKLYN'S COOKING TIPS 

#1 Use a heavy bottom pan which will retain the heat. 
 
#2 Prep all ingredients before you start to cook. 
 
#3 Always make a little too much as all of these recipes will have you going back for more. 
Chilli and Salt Squid

ABOUT THE RECIPE 

A classic Cantonese starter, Chilli and Salt Squid is simple to make. For a crisp, crunchy and light batter, always use clean oil. This dish is best eaten piping hot - so serve immediately! 

METHOD 

Slice squid into bite size pieces, gentle score the back of each piece with a criss-cross pattern. This will help the squid cook evenly and stop it from curling up too much. 
 
Coat each piece with cornflour and bang off the excess, now dip in the egg and then back into the cornflour. Shallow fry for around 3 minutes turning once or twice to allow each piece to brown evenly. 
 
In a wok or frying pan heat 1 tbsp of oil, add onion, garlic, green pepper and chillis. Stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Add cooked squid, salt, pepper and five spice and a splash of water, quickly toss ingredients coating each piece. Add a splash of sesame oil and serve immediately. 

INGREDIENTS 

2 squids (cleaned) 
2 birds eye chillis 
1 clove garlic finely chopped 
1/2tsp salt 
1/2tsp five spice 
1/2tsp ground black pepper 
1/2 onion (finely diced) 
1/2 green pepper (finely diced) 
oil 
1 egg beaten 
cornflour 
sesame oil 

KWOKLYN'S COOKING TIPS 

#1 Use a heavy bottom pan which will retain the heat. 
 
#2 Prep all ingredients before you start to cook. 
 
#3 Always make a little too much as all of these recipes will have you going back for more. 

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