An Izakaya Standard Stir-fried Squid

An Izakaya Standard Stir-fried Squid

A simple stir fry of squid with butter and ponzu sauce that's a standard item at Japanese pubs.

Ingredients: 1 packet of squid worth

1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Green onions or scallions
2 stalks or more - a generous amount
To taste


1. Finely slice the green onion. Clean and slice the squid. Cut the tentacles into bite sized pieces.
2. Heat a pan over high heat. Add butter and stir fry the squid quickly. Be careful not to cook for too long!
3. Swirl in the ponzu sauce, mix quickly and transfer to a serving plate while still warm. Top with green onions, squeeze mayonnaise on top and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

A friend of my mother's taught me this recipe. Apparently it's a standard item at izakaya.