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Stirfried calamari with chilli and black bean sauce


You'll need

350 gm cleaned calamari, tentacles reserved 80 ml (1/3 cup) vegetable oil 1 small onion, thinly sliced 2 tbsp very finely chopped ginger 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1-2 long red chillies, minced 2 tbsp salted black beans, rinsed and coarsely chopped (see note) ½ small green capsicum, seeds removed, quartered and cut into 2cm lengths 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine 1 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tsp white sugar ½ tsp sesame oil 80 ml (1/3 cup) chicken stock 1 green onion, cut into 2cm lengths To serve: steamed rice

Method

  • 01
  • Halve calamari tubes lengthways, score inside skin in a criss-cross pattern and slice into 4cm x 6cm strips.
  • 02
  • Heat a wok over high heat, add vegetable oil and as soon as the oil starts to smoke, add onion, ginger, garlic, chilli and salted black beans. Stirfry for 15-20 seconds or until fragrant. Add capsicum and calamari and stirfry for 2-3 minutes or until calamari begins to curl. Add wine, oyster sauce, sugar, sesame oil and stock, reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes or until reduced to a sauce consistency. Scatter with green onion and serve with rice.
Note Salted black beans (fermented and salted soy beans) are available from Asian grocers.

The trick to preparing calamari is to cook it quickly so it remains tender. Chinese cookbooks will often say to blanch it in boiling water to make it tender. This step is not necessary in this recipe because we use small calamari. This is a family favourite – the combination of garlic, ginger and black bean is irresistible.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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