Squid Vicious (Alton Brown) Recipe

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  1. On a clean cutting board, remove the tentacles from the bodies of the squid and reserve. Make sure the tubes are cleaned out and split them open lengthwise so they look like a flat triangle. Using a matte knife, lightly score the squid in a crosshatch pattern. Cut each tube into four pieces of roughly equal size.
  2. In a bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of soy sauce with 1 teaspoon of cornstarch and toss the squid in it to coat. Marinate while preparing for the rest of the dish. Combine the miso broth and balsamic vinegar with the remaining cornstarch.
  3. In a hot pan or wok, add the sesame oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the squid and cook for 30 to 40 seconds. It will curl up naturally and brown. Working quickly, add the garlic, ginger, and chiles. Allow them to fry for 10 to 15 seconds stirring constantly (they can burn fast). Add the onion, mushrooms, and bell pepper and saute for another minute. Pour in the stock mixture and simmer until the sauce begins to thicken. Season with white pepper and additional soy sauce, if necessary. Serve over rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 228.75 Kcal (958 kJ)
Calories from fat 93.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.43g 16%
Cholesterol 180.27mg 60%
Sodium 797.95mg 33%
Potassium 310.86mg 7%
Total Carbs 17.73g 6%
Sugars 4.55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2.03g 8%
Protein 14.3g 29%
Vitamin C 24.8mg 41%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 16%
Iron 123mg 684%
Calcium 58.9mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 44.73 Kcal (187 kJ)
Calories from fat 18.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.04g 16%
Cholesterol 35.25mg 60%
Sodium 156.02mg 33%
Potassium 60.78mg 7%
Total Carbs 3.47g 6%
Sugars 0.89g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 8%
Protein 2.8g 29%
Vitamin C 4.8mg 41%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 16%
Iron 24.1mg 684%
Calcium 11.5mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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