Saturday, May 23, 2009


Finally got around to attempt cooking Ika no Saute. It's a really simple dish.

I scaled down the ingredients as I was cooking for one. :D Recipe as follows.

Ika no Saute (Japanese Sauteed Squid) - for one
adapted from Harumi's Japanese Cooking.

  • 70g squid
  • 6 tbsp mirin
  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • Nahami Togarashi to taste
Note: Use equal parts of mirin and soy sauce as marinade. Use sufficient amount to cover squid totally. Thus, you can estimate the amount of mirin and soy sauce needed for the amount of squid.

  1. Boil mirin, soy sauce and sugar over moderate heat till slightly thick. This is the marinade.
  2. Allow marinade to cool (approximately 20 min). Or else, it will cook the squid.
  3. Clean squid removing its outer "skin". DO NOT cut the squid at this point.
  4. Once marinade is cooled, marinade squid for 30 min. Turn the squid once at 15 min to ensure that marinade is totally absorbed by squid.
  5. Over a heated grill or pan, grilled the squid till it just turns opaque.
  6. Cut and serve with Nahami Togarashi. Adjust the amount of Nahami Togarashi according to taste.
Diffulty Level: Easy-peasy Great as: A snack with beer; or as a side dish with rice

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