Lime Squid in Butter and Sweet Soy Sauce (Cumi Goreng Mentega)

Another family and childhood favorite of mine. Simple meal but crave-able! Remember to buy the squid fresh.. if not, it is going to be rubbery and would not taste as good. If you can buy it fresh and get it cut at the market, that is great!My husband I usually clean a squid ourselves. It’s not that bad. has a great information on how to clean a squid with step by step picture instructions.

1 big or med size fresh squid (or you can buy them already cleaned and sliced)
2 tbp butter
4 tbps soy sauce
4 tbps worcestershire sauce
2 tbps sweet soy sauce (you can find this in Asian grocery store)
1/2 tsp white pepper
2 cloves of garlic, smash and chop finely
1 medium onion, cut length-wise
1 tbp oyster sauce
1 squirt of “Real Lime” juice
1/2 cup of water

Wash the a whole squid, and slice it as if you are making calamari. Make little slight cuts along the outter side of squid rings, so the squid would absorb all the seasonings. Squirt the lime juice and rub the squid rings with the juice. Set aside and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

Melt butter in a pan, put in garlic. Stir fry for about 2 minutes then put in chopped onion, and cook until it is translucent. Put in water, cover, and cook on medium heat until the squid is soft. When the squid is soft enough (not rubbery), pour in the oyster sauce. Stir the squid in oyster sauce for 2 minutes then pour in the soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, and worcestershire sauce. Stir fry until the sauce is thicken, and season with pepper.

Remove heat and serve!


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