Spicy Green Chilli Squid With Raw Watercress

in Foodies Bee Hive3 months ago
I can't even resist the spicy taste even though I am a spicy lover. But my husband can finish my spicy food.



What are you cooking today? I asked the question when we both went to the morning market to shop for kitchen supplies. My husband said that he really wants to eat squid.

I also agreed to my husband's request. I just realized it's been a long time since I cooked him squid. Squid is a favorite seafood. While I don't like it. But I will follow his request.


For 250 grams, $1. Enough for 2 servings. How is the price of squid at your place?

Anyway, for the veggies, I didn't cook veggies this time. But I serve fresh vegetables, fresh Watercress. Because the sauce is very spicy, it is better to serve raw veggies.

I use the shoots of Watercress so their flavor isn't as strong as the leaves on the lower stems.

Crazy Spicy Green Chilli


I will tell you a funny incident that I experienced. I actually really like spicy. But it turns out I'm not the champion. My husband is a spicy champion.

That's evident from the food I cooked this time. I made a mistake. I made the green chili puree too soft because I used a blender. Usually I just use a traditional pestle to make green chili sauce.

Because of this texture error, the sauce turns out to be crazy spicy! Even though I added sugar, I couldn't even stand the spicy taste. 🤣

This was an important lesson for me that I should just use a traditional pounder so that the spicy chili doesn't taste crazy 😅😅😅

Back to the topic, the following are the ingredients for green chili sauce:

Green Sauce Ingredients:


  • One handful of green chillies
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 5 small cloves of garlic
  • Two tablespoons of cooking oil

The way to make green sauce is to blend all the ingredients. But don't be soft. It's best if there are still green chili flakes left and that's even better.

If you use traditional mortar, mortar and pestle, don't use oil.

Preparing Squid

To cook squid in green chili sauce, we need some ingredients below:


  • 250 grams of squid
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt for boiling squid
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt for seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Slice Squid



Clean the squid, and here I only use the body of the squid. For the head of the squid, I gave it to cats without owners who were hungry and came to my house.

We can slice the squid in a ring-like shape, or we can also follow the shape I did. I sliced the squid in the middle of their bodies so they would have a wider shape.

The wide slice shape like mine is also suitable for those of you who want to make crispy fried squid.

After that, don't forget to wash the squid clean again. You can add lemon or lime. But for fresh stock, you don't need to do that. That's why we should use fresh stock not from the refrigerator because they will change the smell. This is different from fish which will not change its aroma if frozen. That's also why I never freeze any type of squid, even for emergencies.

Cooking Squid

Boil Squid



Bring water to a boil. Then add one spoonful of salt and 3 kaffir lime leaves. Then enter the squid. And cook them for 5 minutes in a closed pan.


Cook Sauce

Cook green chili with 3 kaffir lime leaves. Add a little water to taste. Then cook the green chili sauce until the strong aroma of the chilies disappears.

Then add boiled squid. Also add salt and sugar. Cook them until simmer and remove from heat.


I served spicy green chili squid with rice and raw watercress. Honestly, this is for my husband's lunch. Meanwhile I chose to only eat tofu 🤣


I couldn't even handle the spicy taste of the green chili sauce. While my husband can even casually finish all the squid! It was absolutely crazy, crazy spicy!


But at least I'm happy, none of my cooking is left. Everything has entered my husband's stomach. Well, until next on my kitchen stories! ❤️



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Anggrek Lestari is an Indonesian fiction writer who has published two major books. Now She is a full-time content creator. She has a goal to share life, poem, and food content that makes others happy and can get inspiration.

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Squid is one of my favorite foods, it makes me crave Anggrek hahaha. Again the plating is wonderful, Green is life.

I love the Watercress but oh, not those spicy, really crazy✌️✌️✌️✌️

Ihahah I see, I think it looks like Wasabi. It's kinda spicy too haha.

Not only look good, am sure it's pretty lezat!

thank you my friend 😊

I can tolerate the spicy taste but with a few loaves of fresh bread 🤣

And lots of water hahaha

and, drink milk when you can not hold the spicy taste 😊

This is good information, I will go get some milk for a preparation that I will make later, I will put some oic in it 😁


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Okay, given you already prepare spicy dishes and you say this one is bcrazy spicy, I can only imagibe this is way above the roof! Your hubs must really have a high spice tolerance. 🥵😵‍💫

Squid head is my favorite though. I envy the cats. Hahaha

ahaha yeah my husband comes from spicy lover family.

Wow, I loved squid. This is my favorite. Thank you for sharing mam.

In my country, the simple one is making crispy fried squid

I really love the plating and I can really imagine how spicy it is. 🤗 Thank you for sharing a recipe that I will surely try soon ❤️

Actually green chili squid is traditional recipe in Indonesia. but yeah do not over blend the green chili to make the spicy not be crazy 😅

We are not eating squid and I am not familiar with watercress. It seems that I haven't seen it here.

You're always good in cooking and plating.

Good morning dear friend @anggreklestari how are you?
I have never seen a recipe like this for calamari before, I love this combination of ingredients. What a pity that your sauce came out too spicy, it's good that your husband is a champion at eating spicy things.
I like the ingredients you have used, and the step by step preparation
Beautiful presentation of the dish, invites you to sit at the table
I take this opportunity to wish you a splendid day.

Looks yummy! It's my mother's fave, she really loved the squid. She can cooked it in different recipes. I'm not a chilli lover also lol, I can't stand the spicy foods lol.

Yay! 🤗
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Oh, I totally love this dish, specially your recipe for green spicy chili sauce. I loved it; thank you so much for the tip! 💚

Beautifully presented, my dear friend, as usual!

Btw, both my husband and I finish our spicy food 😁

Squid and the green chilli sauce is good combination, I want to recook it :D

I am sure this is so delicious. I thought at first this is Wasabi but great to know it is homemade. Just like you I so love spicy dishes. I cannot live a meal without hot spices and sauce. Hehe. By the way, this is so creative plating as always!

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