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This sweet and spicy squid is a delicious way to serve pusit aside from the usual adobo style.
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Sweet And Spicy Squid

This sweet and spicy squid is a delicious variation to cook pusit, aside from the Filipino Adobo style.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author sanna


  • 1 1/2 lb squid frozen and thawed, backbone removed
  • 3 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pieces chilli siling labuyo, minced ( more or less as you prefer)
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. tomato ketchup


  1. Drain squid in a colander for about 15 -20 minutes.(This is important because squid produces lots of water during cooking. Draining it beforehand will minimize water production later) Slice each squid into three to four pieces to produce squid rings.
  2. Heat oil in cooking pan or wok then add in the garlic and pepper. Saute for about two minutes while constantly tossing.
  3. Add in the sugar and the soy sauce and stir mixture for 2 minutes. Add in squid and let cook for about 10-15 minutes, until the squid is tender. Stir occasionally. At this stage, squid will produce more water.
  4. Once the squid is tender, add in ketchup and stir until the ketchup is evenly distributed. Turn off heat and serve hot.