Calamari, garlic and chilli stir-fry

4 servings Prep: 10 mins, Cooking: 8 mins
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This easy dish is a life saver when your time is limited. To ring the changes, replace the calamari with strips of chicken.

By Food24 May 04 2015
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Ingredients (11)

3 red chillies
6 garlic cloves — unpeeled
oil — for frying
800 g calamari — tubes or steaks
45 ml fish sauce
30 ml vinegar
7,5 ml brown sugar
500 g baby spinach
2 tomatoes — ripe, cut into eighths
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
30 ml fresh coriander — chopped
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Slice the chillies lengthwise along one side to open, but keep them whole. With the palm of your hand, press down on the flat side of the blade of a carving knife to open the garlic cloves. Heat the oil in a wok and stir-fry the chillies and garlic for about 1 minute.

Add the calamari and quickly stir-fry over high heat for a minute or two (the calamari will curl up and turn white). Stir in the fish sauce, vinegar and sugar.

Add the spinach and tomatoes and stir-fry until the spinach is just softened. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with fluffy basmati rice.



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