Yum Pra-Muek (Thai Squid Salad)

Thai special squid delicacy

Yum Pra-Muek (Thai Squid Salad)

Thai special squid delicacy

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

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By Molly Rajan

Published On: 21 Oct 2009

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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Directions

Step 1

Clean and wash the fresh squids, removing all inner matters and skin.

Step 2

Cut through the side so that the meat is in a single "sheet".

Step 3

Cut the meat into strips about 3/4" to 1" wide and 2" long.

Step 4

If desired, slash one side in a close criss-cross patterns, and the strip will curl into a roll upon cooking.

Step 5

Place the squid pieces into a wire strainer with long handle.

Step 6

Boil a pot of water, and immerse the strainer with the squid meat into the boiling water to cook.

Step 7

For very fresh squid, cook until the meat had turned opaque and heated through.

Step 8

For frozen, or "not so fresh" squid, it is advisable to cook a little longer.

Step 9

Lift the squid out of the boiling water and let drain in the strainer.

Step 10

Place the well drained squid meat into a bowl and add fish sauce and lime or lemon juice.

11)Place the squeezed lemon and blend them all together the juice of pickled garlic, fresh garlic, red bird chilis, sugar.
:- If you are do not want very spicy, add some red bell pepper.

Step 11

Adjust tastes by adding more of either ingredients.
:- The tastes should be tangy sour with sufficient salty tastes.

Step 12

Place on a serving platter (lined with red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and topped with chopped scallions, cilantro,
See picture 2)

Step 13

For Garnishing:- You can add the mint leaves or basil leaves on top of the platter

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