Posted by on Nov 29, 2020 in Appetizers | 50 comments

Spicy and crispy : Salt and Pepper Squid : Southern States Style.

Spicy and  crispy : Salt and Pepper Squid : Southern States Style.

When i was in Houston, Texas from 2002 to 2006 , not only i continue practicing my chinese cooking skills, but i also learn southern style cooking as well. And this is one of them, that i would like to share with you. Usually we pair this with ice cold Corona beer ( made in Mexico ) but it is also an excellent choice for lunch and diner. Happy Cooking .

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Spicy and crispy : Salt and Pepper Squid : Southern States Style.

When i was in Houston, Texas from 2002 to 2006 , not only i continue practicing my chinese cooking skills, but i also learn southern style cooking as well. And this is one of them, that i would like to share with you. Usually we pair this with ice cold Corona beer ( made in Mexico ) but it is also an excellent choice for lunch and diner. Happy Cooking .

50 Responses to “Spicy and crispy : Salt and Pepper Squid : Southern States Style.”

  1. Chanon Aumphet says:

    thank you for recipe

  2. Dennis Canon says:

    Delicious. Can you use the batter to make calamari? Thanks for cooking. 

  3. shane cmp says:

    Looks great mate.

  4. Sandy Sac says:

    Can you share some recipes on how to make dim sum like sumai, hagow and
    shrimp noodles..etc. Please. Thank you. Love all your videos! 😊

  5. Farida Ramdhanie says:

    Great recipe, you made it very quick and simple. Love it! Thank you for
    sharing!

  6. ACHEFBOYIBE says:

    Sorry to say, but I can not view anymore of your videos, since this one
    made me too hungry, due to how great the finished item looked, and I MUST
    now go scratch together something for my lunch… haha! I will be back to
    view more of your amazing videos later! Thank you for sharing your
    expertise with us all! Greatly appreciated!

  7. scott garvey says:

    hit it with balsamic vinegar at end..you will love it !!

  8. Khanh Ho says:

    This looks like a Vietnamese dish that is influenced by Southern Chinese.
    A lot of Vietnamese in Houston and we love all sorts of sea food with the
    fried-salt-pepper combo with aromatics mixed in. I wonder if you might
    have learned this from a Chinese Vietnamese chef.

    • HAPPY WOK says:

      +Khanh Ho Yes! I did. Houston, TX @ ALief by Cook road / Bellaire . we live
      there briefly for 4 years. Nice prediction . thanks for watching.

    • Khanh Ho says:

      Love your channel. One day I hope to make it to Houston to see how my
      people live!

    • HAPPY WOK says:

      +Khanh Ho They are hard working, friendly . lot of them open businesses . I
      also love their PHO.

  9. minerallady says:

    I can’t find dried chillies in the country that I’m living now… can I
    substitute with pepper flakes/ chilli powder?

    Also, I noticed that you use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts…..

    • HAPPY WOK says:

      +minerallady —- In that case, i need to buy a new wok, un season. But i
      have no plan to replace my happy wok ( my old old wok , LOL…). But there
      are lot of youtube video you can find. Thanks for asking .

    • minerallady says:

      +HAPPY WOK I know…. once a carbon steel wok got seasoned, that wok will
      last long…. compared to other non stick wok…

      If I buy carbon steel wok, can I season my wok with an electric stove? I
      don’t have gas stove…. Any tips?

    • HAPPY WOK says:

      +minerallady Yes, burn the wok to red hot ( on the center ) , and remove
      from heat, then immediately add 2 Tbsp cooking oil, swirl immediately with
      metal wok spatula ( important to do this , outdoor, since smoke or a little
      fire might or will develop ) ask someone , ready for fire extinguisher and
      that you protect yourself from fire and property damages. Or bring it to a
      friendly restaurant , than can do it for your for free or for a fee. Be
      safe than sorry.

    • minerallady says:

      +HAPPY WOK Thanks for the info…. but I still not so sure if I can do the
      seasoning that well… I would rather take to a chinese restaurant and ask
      them if they can season it for me… i don’t mind if I have to pay a fee as
      long as it is at reasonable price….

      I have several fav chinese restaurant …maybe I can ask them….

      Btw, do you know where I can find a good carbon steel wok?

  10. OCSilverandBlack says:

    Great channel. I just subbed. LOL I love the high speed play back. Next
    time show yourself eating it at high speed. :D

    • HAPPY WOK says:

      +OCSilverandBlack — Thanks. yes, speed up / fast forwarded to save
      viewers time watching videos. But not me eating ! LOL.. thanks for watching.

  11. MsLansones says:

    Thank you! :)

  12. jasonc_tutorials says:

    I thought you mean south of china? canton. haha!

  13. K. Q. says:

    hi there! what sort of oil do you use?

  14. nathan jackson says:

    Never ever added water I will try this thank you

  15. baby fat says:

    WOW !!! you made it look so easy – i’m inspired . Chef : do you have a
    video shows how to made basic ( and classic ) Chinese fried Rice . Have a
    great weekend .

    • HAPPY WOK says:

      +baby fat — Yes, I have almost 10 fried rice videos her in. including
      basic garlic fried rice. check it out, you might like it. thanks for
      asking, my fellow houstonian.

  16. baby fat says:

    Oh – i just now notice : I’m from Houston , TX

    • HAPPY WOK says:

      +baby fat — So maybe we were neighbor then. We used to live Alief . near
      cook road and bellaire blvd, near the alief high school. Nice to know.
      thanks.

    • baby fat says:

      +HAPPY WOK I lived in Cypress ( 290) – but Bellaire is our playground as
      true Asian living in Houston . I’m recently retired from Harris county D.A.
      office – and starts to do all the things that i wasn’t able to do before
      with such busy life . Cooking and Zumba classes is my new jam . I’ve
      marinated the squids already and cannot wait to do it tomorrow . I try your
      fried rice and spicy eggplant recipes for dinner today . It was the Bomb !!
      Thank you for sharing .

    • HAPPY WOK says:

      +baby fat — Nice to know that. I hope, to bring more cooking videos for
      your delight. I hope heavy rain and flooding , didn’t affect you and your
      love one. thanks for watching.

  17. Barry Lab says:

    for a crispier squid, mix it in dry starch before frying

  18. Fatty Boomber says:

    green onions…is that shallots?

  19. Archie Moore says:

    I thought for a moment “flash” was cooking…LOL… awesome video

  20. peterstang says:

    Good chef, good recipe!