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Fried Stuffed Squid Recipe

Fried Stuffed Squid Recipe

Ingredients :

    • 10 medium squids (about 500 g/ 1 lb total)
    • Oil for deep-frying
    • 10 toothpicks

Filling :

    • 120 g (1 cup) dried prawns, finely chopped
    • 250 g (8 oz) ground pork
    • 1 small carrot, grated
    • 2 spring onions, chopped
    • 4 dried black Chinese mushrooms, soaked until soft, caps thinly sliced
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground pepper

Method :

    1. Pull the heads and tentacles off the squid. Discard the ink sacs, stomachs and the plastic-like quills. Keep the bodies whole. Pull the thin outer skins off the tubes and rinse thoroughly. Drain and pat dry.
    2. Mix the Filling ingredients in a bowl and half fill each squid with the Filling (the squid will shrink when cooked). Seal the ends with toothpicks and place on a steamer tray and steam until done. Remove and let cool.
    3. Heat the oil in a wok or skillet until hot. Gently lower the stuffed squid into the oil, and deep-fry until golden brown and crispy on all sides. Remove and drain on paper towels.
    4. Slice the squid thinly crosswise. Serve with the Vietnamese Dipping Sauce and Vietnamese Herb Accompaniments on the side.

Serves 4–6
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 15 mins