Monday, November 28, 2011

spicy squid

or sotong goreng berempah.

i don't know, when i saw the word 'goreng' (fry) in the recipe, i would imagine frying the squid, which has been coated with spices, in hot oil. but, this is a totally different method. well, we are all about learning something new, right?

my take on this dish is that, it's like a typical nasi kandar squid dish. spicy but not hot. pak aji sukalah ni! hahaha!

wanna give it a go?

let's go!! :-p

you will need:
500g squid
2 tbs of curry powder, mixed with a little bit of water to make a paste
½ cup of tamarind juice
1 big onion, cut in rings
2 tomatoes, cut into 4
2 tbsp of cooking oil
salt to taste

things to saute
1 tsp of mixed spices
ginger, about 1", sliced thinly
3 shallots, sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
some curry leaves

the how to:
1)  heat oil in wok and saute (b) till fragrant.

2)  add in the curry paste, stir and let it cook for a bit.

3)  in goes the squid*, tamarind juice and salt. let it simmer for a while.

4)  add in the big onion rings and tomatoes.

5)  ready to serve.

*since i don't like my squid to be all macho and tough due to it being overcooked, so what i did was i waited for the gravy to start boiling, then i added in the onions and tomatoes. once the tomatoes became a little bit soft, then only i added the squid.

luckluck!! :-)))

image of mixed spices taken from: , thank you!!
recipe source: 1 hari 1 masakan by chef hanieliza

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