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.

Ingredients:
- 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.

How-to:

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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10 comments:

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

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    1. It did taste yummy. You're welcome, Angie.

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

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    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.

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  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

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    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

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  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.

    Zoe

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

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

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    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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