Spicy Stir Fried Squid (Ohjing-Uh Bokkeum)

“Serve with rice and kimchi. This dish can also be made with octopus, in which case, it would be called nakji bokkeum.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean squid and slice into thin strips, about 2 inches long (not rings); set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, chili paste, sugar, chili powder, sesame oil and ginger; set aside.
  3. Slice the carrot into thin, flat pieces, about 2 inches long; cut the green onions into 2 inch long pieces, on the diagonal.
  4. Slice the onion and bell pepper into thin strips.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat; add garlic and cook, stirring, about 1 minute; stir in the onion and carrot and cook until slightly softenend, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the squid and sauce; stir in the bell pepper.
  7. Cook, stirring, until the squid is just cooked (it will turn opaque and curl slightly), about 4 to 6 minutes.
  8. Stir in the green onions, heat through for about a minute, and remove from heat; sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds if desired.

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