When I started packing stuff to bring back to Malaysia, Hubby grumbled *often* about the many packs of curry, chilli and turmeric powder I had. Hey, some of them were given to me! (by well-meaning friends in Malaysia who either sent, passed via friends or pushed them to us… )
Maybe it’s his way of hinting to me how curry-deprived he is
Last Friday, I was urged by the fishmonger to buy some fresh squid, which costs about RMB12 (RM4.80?). I declined many times with the excuse that I don’t know how to cook them.
In the end, I relented after he agreed to clean the squid first LOL I thought I’d try something new since both Hubby and the boy are seafood freaks. The big boy likes ALL seafood while the little boy likes fresh prawns and fish, esp steamed white pomfret.
Here’s what the squid I cooked with Baba’s Meat Curry Powder:
Hehehe when I tried the dish myself, I couldn’t believe how tasty it was! I was going to eat all myself since Hubby said he may not come back for dinner. Fortunately for him (unfortunately for me) he DID come back for dinner and had about 1/3 of it. I just couldn’t resist polishing 2/3 of it…
And what do you know? After SLAVING and SWEATING over the damn hot stove for almost 1 year, Hubby claims THIS his favourite dish!!! Grrrrr
Don’t you think I should stop serving soups, fresh stir-fried vegetables and other Chinese-style dishes to this man???
Of course not, especially as I’m preparing a “seafood surprise” (his favourite dish, birthday noodles and sweet and sour fish for the little one) tonight
Anyway, here’s the recipe for my record.
Fresh squid – cut into strips or squares
Baba’s meat curry powder
Parsley – cut into small strips
1 tbs oil for stir-frying
1. Marinade the squid with the curry powder and salt for about 1-2 hours. If you don’t have time, 20 minutes is probably enough?
2. Heat up some oil. Toss the squid into the wok and stir fry it. As I was afraid of the squid turning rubbery from overcooking, I kept an EXTREMELY CLOSE WATCH of it. When the squid curled up and after a bit of stirring, I was satisfied that it was cooked.
3. However, as it looked a bit too orangey, I threw in the parsley for some colour. Mmm…it smelled really nice! And of course, it tasted delicious
I offered a piece to the boy but the little brat wrinkled up his nose, shook his head and said,
“Ee-yer! This one not nice! You-cas no like! Smell-yee!”
Lucky for the brat, he’s gonna see his Grandma and favourite aunties and uncles soon…
- Stir Fried Squid (yóuyú鱿鱼) with Red and Green Bell Peppers (tiánjiāo甜椒[)
- Week 3: Real Food Challenge: Meat – All meat consumed will be locally raised
- Fish Curry with Vegetables
- One fish, two fish, which fish?
- Fishball and mustard leaves soup