photo: Chinese Style Calamari

Chinese Style Calamari

Calamari in Chinese style are juicy snack with bright taste which can safely be served on a festive table. Snack will be also suitable for an everyday diet. It is a magnificent change for the daily menu. In addition to its delightful taste, the dish has considerable nutrition value and low caloric content. It is a pleasure to prepare squids as they need the minimum heat treatment. As additional vegetables we take sweet pepper and onions. This mix is stewed in juicy marinade which is not only emphasizes, but also strengthens flavoring notes of each component.


  • Calamari
    400 g
  • Bell pepper
    2 pcs
  • Onion
    1 pcs
  • Green onion
    20 g
  • Soy sauce
    2 tbsp
  • Garlic
    2 clove
  • Vegetable oil
    2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice
    1 tsp
  • Oregano
    1 pinch
  • Black pepper
    0.5 tsp
  • Salt
    - to taste


  • 1. Clean onion from a peel, wash up and cut in short strips. Divide sweet pepper into two parts, remove seeds, rinse, cut pulp in the same way. Put a frying pan on fire, pour in vegetable oil and after it warms up throw vegetables.
  • 2. Fry pepper and onions mix on medium fire for about 3 minutes to softness and transparency of onions, pepper at the same time has to remain firm. From time to time mix with a turner so that vegetables do not burn.
  • 3. Rinse the cleaned tubes of squids under flowing water inside and outside to clean them from an ice crust and surely dry drops with a paper towel. Then cut squids into strips or rings of the large size.

    Throw them in a frying pan to vegetables, salt, add pepper and seasonings to your taste, for example, perfectly will approach an oregano. Fry seafood no more than 1 minute, regularly mixing. Squids do not need long heat treatment as they become hard and rubber like.
  • 4. Peel garlic cloves, press through a presser and add the received gruel to the main structure. There pour in soy sauce, afterwards squeeze out juice from a fresh lemon. Mix and leave on fire for 2 more minutes, no more.
  • 5. Set aside from a cook surface, let a dish infuse under the closed cover so that calamari absorb in some of taste and a smell of all the components.

    Decorate calamari with vegetables with the cut green onions before serving on a table.

    Bon Appetite!