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Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid

This is a classic dish served in many Chinese's restaurants. It is a great appetizer to any meal. The squid is crispy, sumptuous , and delicious in every bite with the "Magic Salt."

Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid


300 to 350 grams Small Squids, cleaned and cut into halved
2 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
A Big Pinch of Sea Salt
2 to 3 tsp Peanut Oil
1/2 Cup Corn Starch or Potato Starch

Magic Salt
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Ginger Powder
1/2 tsp Chicken Powder
1 tsp 5-Spice Powder
1/2 tsp White Pepper
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Onion Powder

2 to 3 Cloves Garlic, chopped
1/2 Green + 1/2 Red Chilies, chopped (or any color)
3 Scallions, chopped
A couple of Pinches of “Magic Salt”


Make the “Magic Salt”: Combine all the ingredients in a jar or container. Close with a lid and shake well.

Combine the squids with flour, baking powder, sea salt and peanut oil. Mix until well combine. Then coat it with corn starch and shake-off excess starch.

Heat the oil over medium to high heat. Deep-fry all the squids until crispy and golden in color. Remove and drain well on a wire strainer or paper towel. Set aside.

Lightly oiled a pan or wok over high heat. Toss in the garlic, chilies, scallions. Stir-fry until fragrant. Toss in the squids. Mix well and sprinkle some “Magic salt”, toss well and serve immediately.

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1 comment:

  1. Your crispy salt and pepper squid looks absolutely delicious! Your 'magic salt' really does wonder to dishes. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe Angie.



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