This tangy and sweet dish is perfect served over fluffy white rice. Be sure and not to overcook the squid or it will become tough.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat the and the garlic. Fry until garlic is golden brown.

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  • Add onion and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add squid and cook until they just turn white (do not overcook). Add the pineapple, celery, fish sauce, sugar and pepper. Stir fry for 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 37.2g 74% DV; carbohydrates 21.1g 7% DV; fat 10.1g 16% DV; cholesterol 528.9mg 176% DV; sodium 1228.5mg 49% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2006
Recipe is fantastic. I disagree with a previous review that squid takes forever to clean though - it is very quick and easy. Cut the tentacles off just in front of the eyes. Remove the beak. Slide your finger down the back of the tube and break through the membrane holding the body in the tube. Pull the body and guts out. Slide your finger down under the cartilage and lift up - the cartilage will now come out. Slice the skin with a knife and peel off. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2008
Growing up in a Vietnamese household I would have to say this dish is very bland. My mom always used tomatoes in this dish. Cut them up into quarters and cook with the celery. I put spring onions in whenever I make this dish. If you don't want to clean the squid you can buy them already cleaned and cut up if you wanted to. I've gotten them at the Asian supermarkets like that. Read More
(3)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2003
Taste very good. My husband and I love it. I use pineapple crushed in a can and it still turned out so good. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2006
Recipe is fantastic. I disagree with a previous review that squid takes forever to clean though - it is very quick and easy. Cut the tentacles off just in front of the eyes. Remove the beak. Slide your finger down the back of the tube and break through the membrane holding the body in the tube. Pull the body and guts out. Slide your finger down under the cartilage and lift up - the cartilage will now come out. Slice the skin with a knife and peel off. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2005
I agree this is a very good dish. Remember you can add tomatoes and cubed bell peppers in this dish too and garnish it with cilantro!:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2003
pretty yummy but squid take forever to clean and cut. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2005
YUM! I'd never cooked with squid before so I was a little worried but this turned out just great! I actually used oyster sauce instead of fish sauce because I had it around. Not fishy tasting at all:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
03/05/2007
This was fairly bland so I added some chili sauce which kicked it up a bit. All in all I'm sure I could find a better way to prepare squid. Not horrible but probably won't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/12/2008
We did not like this at all (I'm American my girlfriend is of Vietnamese decent). A very mild mellow flavor. The flavors didnt blend or meld together well. "Fried" is the wrong term for it. Like another reviewer said there are better uses for squid. Too much fish sauce also. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2008
Growing up in a Vietnamese household I would have to say this dish is very bland. My mom always used tomatoes in this dish. Cut them up into quarters and cook with the celery. I put spring onions in whenever I make this dish. If you don't want to clean the squid you can buy them already cleaned and cut up if you wanted to. I've gotten them at the Asian supermarkets like that. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2006
This is a Delicacy The flavors really comeout and it's so good. EXCELLENT EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 STAR RATING Read More
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