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Squid Spaghetti with Ishiri sauce

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

15 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

Ishiri sauce is a Japanese seasoning made from fermented squid. It isn't for everyone but if your palate craves adventures of the umami variety, then I'd urge you to try it. There's no better way to experience ishiri sauce thanwhen it's added to a plate of squid and spaghetti mixed in butter in garlic.


150g spaghetti (dry weight)

1/2 medium size onion, peeled

2 large mushrooms, stalks removed

3 cloves of garlic

1/2 tbsp veg oil

150g squid rings

30g salted butter

1 tbsp ishiri sauce


thinly slice the onion, mushrooms & garlic

cook the spaghetti in boiling water for 10 mins or according to the packet

heat the oil in a frying pan and saute the garlic for 30 seconds

add the onion and saute for 1 minute

add the mushrooms and saute for 1-2 minutes

add the butter, then the squid and stir for 2-3 minutes

add the ishiri & stir another 30 seconds

add the cooked spaghetti and mix well

your squid spaghetti with ishiri sauce is ready to serve

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