Kung Pao Calamari

Kung Pao Calamari

Kick your frozen calamari up a notch with this super simple and spicy Kung Pao recipe featuring Waterfront Bistro Calamari, available only at our stores.



35 mins

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  • 10 ounces Waterfront Bistro Crispy Breaded Calamari  
  • 1½ tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic chili sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup roasted salted cashews or peanuts

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Prepare calamari per package oven bake instructions.  Set aside. 

Step 2

In a bowl, combine vinegar, soy sauce, chili sauce, garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce and sugar. 

Step 3

 Stir to dissolve sugar.

Step 4

 In a medium wok or skillet, heat sauce over medium high heat until aromatic, about 1 – 2 minutes.

Step 5

Add cooked calamari, green onions, and nuts. Toss to coat. 

Step 6

Serve immediately.

Step 7 :: Helpful Hints

For food safety please cook to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F as measured by a food thermometer. 

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.