Cumi-Cumi Kecap (squid with kecap manis)

300g baby squid, cut into 1-2cm pieces
1 red shallot, very finely chopped
1 clove garlic, very finely chopped
2-3 red chillies, very finely chopped
2 whole star anise
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
1/2 tsp ground fennel seeds
1 tbls kecap manis


Heat 1 tbls oil and stir-fry squid until just opaque – drain and set aside.
Heat 1 tbls oil and saute onion, garlic and chilli until fragrant. Add spices and continue to saute. Add squid and stir well. Lastly add kecap manis and serve.


Recipe provided by Mama Tita – Villa Monika, Ngurbloat, Pulau Kei