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Tamarind Squid Recipe

Tamarind Squid Recipe

Tamarind Squid Recipe

Ingredients :

    • Squid (sotong) – 450 g, small or medium-sized
    • Tamarind pulp – 3 Tbsp, mixed with 625 ml water and strained
    • Dried shrimp paste (belacan) – 1.25-cm square
    • Sugar – 1 dsp
    • Salt – 1 tsp
    • Dried sour fruit (asam gelugur) – 3 pieces
    • Shallots – 12, peeled and sliced
    • Lemon grass (serai) – 2 stalks, crushed
    • Red chillies – 4, split lengthwise, stems retained
    • Green chillies – 4, split lengthwise, stems retained

Method :

    1. Wash and remove ink sac from squid. Set aside.
    2. Put tamarind juice, dried shrimp paste, sugar, salt, tamarind skin, shallots and lemon grass into a pot.
    3. Bring to the boil then add red and green chillies. Simmer gently for 10 minutes.
    4. Add squid and boil for 3–4 minutes until just cooked. Serve hot.

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves 4