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Chefs at Home: Tangerine-Lime Squid with Rice Noodles

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Moderate

A super-fast, super-flavorful squid dish from chef Tim Chatigny, with a refreshing combination of flavors. The squid cooks so quickly, make sure you have everything else ready to go when you're ready to cook the squid. 


Recipe and photo by Chef Tim Chatigny- follow him on Instagram


  • 1 cup fresh tangerine (or orange juice)
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 squid tentacles, long tentacles trimmed
  • 4 squid heads, sliced into ½-inch rings
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced Salt to taste
  • 12 ounces rice noodles, cooked according to package direction and drained
  • ¼ cup picked cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup picked basil leaves, torn
  • to bite size pieces
  • ¼ cup picked mint leaves




Heat tangerine juice, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger in a sauce pot on medium low heat. Continue to cook until thick enough to coat a spoon. Add orange zest. Cool for 10 minutes.


In a saute pan over medium high heat, add the sesame oil until just before smoking (us a wok if you have one). Add calamari with sliced lime and a small amount of salt. Cook, stirring rapidly, 1 to 2 minutes. Add orange sauce and rice noodles and toss to combine. Finish with herbs. Plate and serve immediately.