Stir Fry Spicy Squid

When I started packing stuff to bring back to Malaysia, Hubby *often* grumbled about the many packs of curry powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder from Malaysia in the kitchen.

Hey, some of the curry, chilli or turmeric spices were given to me! (by well-meaning friends in Malaysia who either sent, passed via friends or pushed them to us… :P)

Maybe it’s his way of hinting to me how curry-deprived he is 🙂

Last Friday, the fishmonger urged me to buy some fresh squid, which costs about 12 yuan (RM4.80?). I declined many times because 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.

Baba’s Meat Curry Powder

Back in my kitchen, I rummaged through my Malaysia food stash and found Baba’s Meat Curry Powder, (8 Ounce pack).


Ingredients: Coriander, Chili, Fennel, Turmeric, White Pepper, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Star Anise, Nutmeg, Bay Leaf, Clove.

Here’s 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, he DID come back for dinner and had about 1/3 of it. I couldn’t resist polishing off 2/3 of it…

And what do you know???

Hubby claims THIS his favourite dish!!!

After almost a year of SLAVING and SWEATING over various Chinese soups, stir-fried leafy, green vegetables and other Chinese-style dishes. 

Grrrrr…don’t you think I should stop cooking for this man???

Anyway, I’m keeping this recipe for my record for his birthday menu:

  1. Birthday noodles
  2. Seafood surprise 🙂
  3. A store-bought cake, unfortunately
  4. Ice-cream for dessert?

I’ll cook sweet-and-sour fish for the little one’s dinner.

Here’s the recipe of only 3 ingredients:

Stir-fried curry squid

INGREDIENTS
Fresh squid – cut into strips or squares
Baba’s Meat Curry Powder, 8 Ounce
Parsley – cut into small strips
1 tbs oil for stir-frying

Method:
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!

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! …no like! Smell-yee!”

Lucky for the Chinese boy, he’s gonna see his Grandma and favourite aunts and uncles soon…

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  • Paik Ling Link

    Looks yummy! More often than not, I tend not to buy squids cos I’m too lazy to clean them up and somehow, it turns out too tough. Perhaps I’d overcooked them.

  • Josette Link

    Haha! What a fussy little eater! His vocab is expanding too.

  • Syn Link

    haha, men! your recipe sounds simple but i don’t really like squid although i’ve tried them raw with wasabi and i love them (only when they’re really fresh from the sea!).

    ryeli says smelly the same way as the boy too and we get alot of that word lately although at times, the smells in the air are good smelling stuff. her nose is really sensitive.

  • whoisbaby Link

    nothing curry or spicy for my son, not even a little spicy, he will spit it out when he feels the spiciness in his food. so no spicy food from home for me. 🙁

  • giddy tigress Link

    That’s such an easy dish to prepare! I’m gonna try it soon! I brought Alagappa’s curry powder along..hehe

  • Ryan mami Link

    The squid dish looks delicious leh! I love squid too 😉

  • a-moms-diary Link

    Looks easy enough to prepare. Looks like you’ll be cooking more of this since it received the Boss approval 🙂

  • chumpman Link

    Really nice! curry squids! MYR4.80 is ok wat, not too expensive :p

  • Paik Ling – I’m really lucky the fishmongers here are willing to clean the squid for you 😉

    Josette – He is fussy alright, sigh…

    Syn – You don’t really like squid but you like them raw??? I don’t think I’d be able to take them raw hence the curry marinade AND parsley LOL

    Whoisbaby – Glad to report that he can take mild curry now e.g. Japanese-style curry LOL

    Giddy Tigress – Enjoy 🙂

    Ryan mami – This dish is still a favourite and Hubby can’t wait for my morning sickness to be over so we can enjoy seafood again.

    A Mom’s Diary – Hahaha actually my boss very easy to please one. It’s the Small Boss that’s the Big Problem!

    Chumpman – Seafood is quite cheap here…