Black Bean Squid and red pepper stir fry 黑 豆 魷 魚 紅 辣 椒 翻 炒

Black Bean Squid and red pepper stir fry     黑 豆 魷 魚 紅 辣 椒 翻 炒

Read a few of the below benefits and eat some squid for your health.

Maintain a healthy Heart and Brain
Squid contains a good source of vitamin B12, known as Co- balamin. This water-soluble vitamin lower homocystein levels in the body. People with high homocystein levels have higher chances of having heart attacks, stroke and heart diseases. Co-balamin also plays an important role in the formation of blood, the functioning of the nervous system and the brain.

Healthy skin, shiny hair, strong nails and muscle repair
Squid contain proteins necessary for the body to repair itself. It is an essential nutrient that the body requires for a long list of bodily functions. To maintain our inner and physical health.

Formation of red blood cells
Squid contains a lot of copper which helps the body to absorb and to utilize iron. Copper is a mineral which plays a vital role in the absorption, storage and the metabolism of iron. Mostly the end result is the formation of red blood cells.

Lowers blood pressure levels
The mineral Potassium found in squid helps lower blood pressure levels within your normal blood pressure range.

Boost immune system
Squid contains mineral Zinc which boost our immune system and to help fight infections.

Relieves migraines
Squid contains water soluble B vitamins B2 also known as riboflavin. This vitamin can relieve symptoms of migraines.

Relieves symptoms of arthritis
Squid contains selenium which is an antioxidant. I know what you are thinking antioxidants come from fruits and veg! Well, yes and also in some form of other foods. You will be glad to know that by eating squid the selenium will help relieve symptoms of arthritis.

Strong bones and teeth
Squid and most sea foods contain the mineral phosphorus. Phosphorus is present in every cell of our body. Most of the phosphorus in the body is found in the bones and teeth. Phosphorus works with calcium in building strong bones and teeth. It also works with B vitamins such as B2 and B12 as mentioned. It also helps the body make the molecule ATP, adenosine tri-phosphate. This is a molecule the body uses to store energy.

 

 

Recipe
Black Bean Squid and red pepper stir fry 黑 豆 魷 魚 紅 辣 椒 翻 炒

Squid are the ideal sea foods for stir fry as they cook quickly. If you are in a rush and craving squid that gives you a kick then here is the perfect dish for you.

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Serves: 4-5
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 minutes 26 seconds

Ingredients
500 grams squid body tubes
5 grams ginger
2 sprigs spring onions
2 garlic cloves
1-2 red Thai chilies
2 red peppers
1 tablespoon groundnut oil
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon preserved black beans
1 tablespoon shoaxing wine
1/2  teaspoon 5 spice powder

Method
• Wash, pat dry squid body. With a knife, slit the tube body open and score criss- cross shapes across the body. Cut into 4- 5 pieces. Set aside.

• Pound garlic, ginger, black beans and chilies into a paste. Set aside.

• Deseed and cut peppers into 2 inches wide strips. Wash, cut spring onions into 2 inches strips and set aside.

• Heat a wok on high heat. Add oil. Once hot, add in the paste, 5 spice powder and stir fry for 6 seconds. Throw in the squid pieces and stir fry for 1 minute. Remove squid onto a plate. Set aside.

• Add red pepper strips and stir fry for 20 seconds before adding the shoaxing wine and water. Cook for 30 seconds.

• Return squid back to the wok. Add spring onions and stir fry for a minute. Serve.

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