Stir-fried Squid with Garlic

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Ken Hom Cooks Thai

Ken Hom Cooks Thai

By Ken Hom

Published 2001

  • About

If memory serves me correctly, this was my first experience of Thai cookery, more than eighteen years ago. Fresh squid is quickly stir-fried with chillies, basil and garlic – a mixture, one chef pronounced, mandated by heaven. Squid is an inexpensive and nutritious food but one sorely lacking in lively taste, a deficiency brilliantly supplied by the assertive virtues of these seasonings.

Once the squid meat has been prepared, the dish is only minutes away from completion – for maxim