This seafood stir-fry with squid and shrimp is made with Korean soybean paste. It’s an easy and quick to prepare at home within 20 minutes and delicious to serve with a bowl of rice.

Squid and Shrimp are stir-fried with Korean soybean Paste.

Squid and Shrimp stir-fry with soybean paste? That sounds a little awkward, right?

I always wanted to try to cook seafood in different ways. This time I am trying with Korean soybean paste (doenjang, 된장). The result is actually quite nice. It has deep and robust flavor that serves very well with a bowl of rice.

I love seafood, no doubt. However I just don’t get to eat them that often because my not-so-seafood-loving families. I decided to cook seafood more often hoping that someday they would fall in love with it as well.

We will see if that will ever happen. But for now, I am happy with my squid shrimp stir-fry with soybean paste. Easy, quick, and delicious! If you like squid and shrimp, you better try this recipe

Korean doenjang paste is commonly used for making doenjang jjigae (Korean soybean paste stew) but it is also used to create a variety of dishes, including soybean paste glazed salmon and squid and shrimp stir-fry.

Squid and Shrimp

Clean squid and shrimp and have them ready near by. Cut the onion and a bunch of green onions, too. I used shredded green onions that I bought at the Korean stores. You can use a bunch of whole green onion and chop them into any size you like.

Make the Sauce for Stir-Fry

Mix soybean paste(doenjang), a little bit of chili paste(gochujang), garlic, sweet wine(or rice wine), and rice syrup (or corn syrup).

How to make Squid Shrimp Stir-fry

Add the squid and shrimp, and toss well to coat them with the sauce.

Stir-fry the onion over high heat until somewhat translucent.

Add your seafood friends and stir-fry to cook, about 2 minutes.

Add the green onions and continue to stir-fry. I used store bought shredded green onion. You don’t have to search for the shredded version. Just chop a bunch of green onion in any size you want.

Finally sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds and they are ready to enter into your mouth.

Squid shrimp stir-fryis cooked with green onion and soybean Paste in a skillet

Nice! I love their rustic look in my skillet. Bring on the rice!

What to serve with

Serve seafood stir-fry with rice and bean sprout soup

I served with rice and kimchi bean sprout soup on the side. I liked to serve my stir-fries with a simple soup. This is my kind of way of eating the scrumptious meal in a very simple way.

This Squid Shrimp stir-fry with soybean paste will satisfy you, I promise. I literally finished almost the entire pan myself.

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This squid and shrimp stir-fry with Korean soybean paste is an easy, quick, and delicious way of enjoying seafood. Serve with a bowl of rice.
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  • Mix soybean paste, chili paste, chili flakes, garlic, ginger, rice wine, rice syrup (or honey), sesame oil in a mixing bowl. Add the squid and shrimp and toss well to coat.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over med-high heat. Add the onion and saute until soft, about 2-3 minutes. Add the seafood mixture and continue to saute until they are fully cooked, about 2-3 minutes. DO not overcook.
  • Add the green onion and toss quickly. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve hot with rice.
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