Squid Salad or Octopus Salad - Japanese Style

Recipe by Chef floWer
READY IN: 30mins




  • Wash, pat dry and cut salad leaves into bite-size pieces, then arrange the salad leaves into serving dish. Set aside.
  • For the squid/octopus cut the body and legs into 1.5 cm thick then season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the garlic and fry until you can smell its aroma.
  • Add the squid/octopus into the pan with the garlic and cook until done. Squid/octopus' colour will change and it will no longer be transparent, Please NOTE do not overcook as it will becomes tough.
  • Remove from heat and place on top of the prepared salad leaves in serving dish.
  • Return frying pan to the heat, add the soy sauce, ginger, sugar and mix well with any remaining cooking juices from the squid/octopus, making sure that all the sugar dissolves.
  • Pour dressing on top of squid/octopus then sprinkle some chilli powder or shichimi togarashi.
  • If there is a lot of dressing you could serve it separately and dinners could help themselves if they wish for more dressing.
  • Enjoy.