Fried Squid with Pineapple (Muc Xao Thom)


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 pounds squid, cleaned and cut into 1/2 inch rings
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat the and the garlic. Fry until garlic is golden brown.

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Add onion and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add squid and cook until they just turn white (do not overcook). Add the pineapple, celery, fish sauce, sugar and pepper. Stir fry for 2 minutes.