Stir-Fried Squid with Mustard Greens

Preparation info

  • Serves


    as an appetizer .
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Chinese Technique

By Ken Hom

Published 1981

  • About

We are certain that people who dislike squid have only eaten it overcooked. Here it is quickly stir-fried so that it stays tender, delicate, and juicy. The squid curl into attractive shells. The mustard greens act like lemon, a sharp contrast to the mild squid.


  • 4 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 pounds squid, cleaned and scored



  1. Heat a wok containing 2 tablespoons of the oil over a high flame. Add the squid.

  2. stir-fry it just until it curls up and turns opaque (about 30 seconds). Remove it an