thai chilli, basil and cashew squid stir-fry

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 long red chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander stem and root
  • 600g cleaned squid tubes, scored and cut into 6cm pieces
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • ¼ cup (60ml) water
  • 1 cup Thai basil
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup (40g) roasted cashews, chopped
  • cooked brown rice noodles, to serve
  1. Place the garlic, chilli, sugar and coriander stem and root in a large bowl and mix to combine. Add the squid, toss to coat and set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat a wok over high heat for 2 minutes or until smoking. Add the oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the squid mixture and cook, tossing occasionally, for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tamari and water and cook for 1 minute or until the squid is cooked and the sauce is slightly reduced. Remove from the heat. Top with the basil, coriander leaves and cashews. Serve with noodles. Serves 4

Photography: William Meppem

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Jacqui Mason

Absolutely delicious dish, a real crowd pleaser, my Mother and my kids said that’s gorgeous Mum, you have to make that again.  Will most definitely be doing it again.

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