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Salt and Pepper Squid

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Chinese


One of the simplest way to prepare squid is with just salt and pepper then deep fried and its called Salt and Pepper Squid, would you have guessed that πŸ™‚


  • 5 pcs squid tubes, sliced (you can make a pineapple cut so it absorbs more flavour)
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • red chillies, sliced
  • oil for deep frying


  1. Prepare a large wok, add oil and place in high heat.
  2. In a large container that you can tightly cover mix together cornstarch, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Add sliced squid then cover container, shake it to evenly coat the squid inside.
  4. When the oil is very hot (not smoking) drop squid pieces small batches at a time, cook for a maximum of 2 minutes. Be careful squid will splatter as it contains a lot of water.
  5. Remove from wok, then place on a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil. Toss some chopped chillies on top while hot then transfer into a serving dish.
  6. Consume while hot, you can add more salt or black pepper to suit your taste.


You need to quickly cook the squid in hot oil so it does not turn rubbery
Buy fresh squid as much as possible