Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Squid and Pineapple Stir-Fry

It's a lovely day for a pineapple dish, so my taste buds informed me. You may ha-ha me on this one but sunny weather and clear skies played a role in further encouraging the tropical mood. It's the haze season. We haven't had really clear skies in awhile. The heavy downpour in the earlier hours helped.  

Anyway, I headed into the kitchen to find something to put together. It's one of those days I set google and recipe books aside. Instead, I took the 'this-could-work' and 'that-could-work' approach, after going through my food cabinet and the refrigerator.

Here is the result. Am I happy with it? Completely!

Garlicky Squid and Pineapple With Black Pepper and Chilli Flakes

Flavour-wise, sweet and savoury with a bit of peppery spiciness is how I would describe this dish. This is what I tossed together in my moment of inspiration.

- 245g canned pineapple cubes (drain the syrup but leave aside 2 tbsp for use)
- 2 pcs squid tubes, each about 5.5inches long (slice open and cut into strips)
- 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
- ¼ tsp chilli flakes (seedless)
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- A handful of roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Pinch of salt, or to taste
- Cooking oil

Top: Squid, pineapple, flat-leaf parsley, black pepper, chilli flakes and garlic.
Bottom: Stir-frying squid and pineapple cubes.


1) Heat oil in pan.
2) Saute garlic until lightly browned. Add the squid slices and stir-fry.
3) Once the squid is cooked, add the pineapples. Stir-fry for a bit.
4) Add a pinch of salt, pineapple syrup, chilli flakes and black pepper. Stir to combine.
5) Turn the fire/heat off.
6) Add flat-leaf parsley. Give it a good stir and serve.

Serving Squid and Pineapple

Eat as a side dish or with flavoured rice.

Best eaten as a side dish or with lightly flavoured rice.

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  1. The squid slices look very tender and succulent. The stir-fry must be very tasty and appetizing. Thanks for sharing, Sharon.

  2. Hubby & I love squids of all kinds, but we've yet to try cooking with fruits. Yum!

    1. I never used to do that too but there was no turning back the day I did! I add fruits into a lot of cooked dishes for that extra flavour.

  3. Oh I love squid but my husband does not...well, more for me :)
    I like the idea of pineapple, a little of sweet and tart....looks delicious Sharon!
    Enjoy your week :D

    1. Awww...thanks, Juliana. My husband isn't a fussy eater, but I wished he was when it comes to chocolates and ice cream. More for me. You enjoy your week too :D

  4. Hi Sharon,

    I'm a big fan of pineapple and love it with savoury dishes too. The sweet, salty and spicy combination of your squid and pineapple stir fry sounds really good.


    1. Thanks for dropping by, Zoe. I love pineapples as much as you do :D

  5. I love squid but we don't get fresh seafood in our parts. I like the combo...your dish looks so tempting!!

    1. Thank you and welcome back! We don't get super fresh seafood where we live, but what we have is good enough :)


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