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Spicy Stir-fried Squid, Ojinguh-bokkeum

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quick n easy
nut free
prep time: 
10 min
inactive time: 
20 min
cooking time: 
10 min
total time: 
40 min

Delicious and nutritious side dish especially for seafood lovers! It can also be served as main dish.

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10 ozSquid 오징어
Onion (Medium) 양파
Red Chili Pepper 붉은 고추 (optional)
Cheongyang Chili Pepper 청양고추 (optional)
Green Chili Pepper 풋고추 (optional)
Green Onion 파
1 tbsGarlic (minced) 다진 마늘
1½ tbsSoy Sauce (regular) 왜간장
1½ tbsGochugaru, Korean Hot Pepper Flakes 고추가루
1 tbsMul Yeot / Malt (Maltose) Syrup 물엿 (optional)
1 tspSugar 설탕
1 tspCheongju, Korean Rice Wine 청주 (optional)
1 tspSesame Oil 참기름
½ tspBlack Pepper 후추
1 tspSesame Seeds 깨 (optional)

Optional Ingredients and Substitutions - Cheongyang Chili Pepper
Red and green chili peppers: can be omitted or replaced with red and green peppers.
Mulyeot: can be omitted or replaced with jocheong (rice syrup) or honey.
Cheongju (Korean Rice Wine): can be omitted or replaced with white wine.
Sesame Seeds: can be omitted.

Ingredient amounts in the recipe instructions are for the default serving size.
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Ingredient amounts in the recipe summary are for the default serving size.

1. Clean Squid

Remove internal organs and eyes of the squid. Be careful of the black ink inside. Peel off the skin (optional). Rinse thoroughly under running water.

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Remove internal organs & eyes

Peel off skin (optional)


2. Cut Squid

Cut the legs into 2” (5cm) long strips. Cut the body part in half and cut each piece into ⅜” (1cm) wide, 2” (5cm) long strips.

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Legs into 2” (5cm) long strips

Body part into ⅜” (1cm) wide, 2” (5cm) long strips

3. Make seasoning sauce

Mix 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 1½ tablespoons of soy sauce, 1½ tablespoons of red chili pepper flakes, 1 tablespoon of malt syrup, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of rice wine, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, ½ teaspoon of black pepper and 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds.

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  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1½ tbs soy sauce
  • 1½ tbs red chili pepper flakes
  • 1 tbs malt syrup
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp rice wine
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

4. Marinate

Marinate the squid for 20 min.

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Marinate squid

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5. Slice onion

While marinating, prepare vegetables. Peel, wash and slice an onion.

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Peel, wash, slice

  • 1 onion

6. Slice peppers

Wash 1 chungyang chili pepper, 1 red chili pepper and 1 green chili pepper. Slice them diagonally.

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Chili Peppers (1 each)

  • Wash
  • Slice diagonally

7. Cut green onion

Wash and cut 1 green onion diagonally.

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Wash & cut

  • 1 green onion

8. Cook

Preheat a frying pan for 1 min on medium heat. Stir-fry vegetables and squid until the squid turns white. Serve on a plate. Enjoy!

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Stir-fry until squid turns white

9. Serve

Serve on a plate. Enjoy!

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