Photo: Squid and Bacon Summer Vegetables Saute

Squid and bacon umami flavors mixed into seasonal vegetables.

Cooking time
15 minutes
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.

Ingredients(Servings: 2)


3 slices

1 clove



1/2 Tbsp

as desired


  1. Remove innards from the squid, slice the torso up into 1 cm (0.4 in.) width rounds, and cut the tentacles into 4 cm (1.6 in.) lengths. Cut up the bacon slices into 1 cm (0.4 in.) widths, and thinly slice up the garlic. Slice up the zucchini into 1 cm (0.4 in.) thick half moons, and remove tomato stems. Halve the eringi mushroom, and cut it into 6 pieces.
  2. Place the olive oil and garlic into a fry pan and turn on the heat, once fragrant, add in the bacon, zucchini, eringi mushroom and cherry tomatoes and saute at medium heat until the oil is spread throughout, add in the sake and mirin, cover with a lid and braise for 4 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid, turn the heat to high, quickly saute the squid, add in the soy sauce and quickly saute over high heat again. Sprinkle on black pepper to finish.