Colorful sweet and sour squid is an attractive dish that pairs well with rice.
The chewy squid and fresh vegetables add a full range of nutrients. Head to the kitchen and make sweet and sour fried squid for the whole family to enjoy.
firstIngredients for sweet and sour fried squid
2How to make sweet and sour squid
When buying squid, clean and wash it with water and alcohol to remove the fishy smell of the ink. Then let it dry. Next, cut the squid into bite-sized pieces and cut the ink filling to allow better seasoning absorption for a more beautiful appearance when fried.
Wash the vegetables and fruits. Slice the tomatoes and thinly slice the onions and pineapples. Cut onions and celery into 3-4 cm pieces. Remove the seeds from the cucumber and cut it diagonally to the desired thickness to prevent excess water when stir-frying.
Mince the onions, ginger, and garlic finely.
Before marinating, make sure to drain the squid to prevent excess water when stir-frying.
After draining, marinate the squid with minced garlic, ginger, seasoning, pepper, sugar, and cornstarch. Cornstarch helps make the stir-fry more moist and delicious. Marinate for about 10 minutes to infuse the flavors.
When the squid has absorbed the spices, heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan and sauté a little minced onion. Once the onions are fragrant, add the squid and stir-fry until cooked but still tender. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Heat cooking oil in the same pan and sauté the remaining minced garlic and ginger. Once the onions are fragrant, add pineapple and tomatoes and stir-fry to create a sweet and sour taste.
When the eggplant and pineapple are soft, add the cucumber and onion and stir-fry over high heat. Adjust the seasoning to taste. Once the ingredients are cooked, add scallions and onions, and 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce for added attractiveness.
Note: When stir-frying, use high heat to retain the attractive color and crispness of the vegetables. Avoid overcooking the squid to prevent it from becoming tough.
Add the cooked squid to the vegetables, mix well, and turn off the heat. The dish is now ready.
Plate the fried squid and serve hot with rice and chili sauce. The colorful sweet and sour fried squid is visually appealing, and the sweet and sour taste from the vegetables will delight the entire family.
Good luck with your cooking.