By: Chef WanIngredients:
50 ml / 1 ½ fl oz Vegetable Oil
4 Shallots (Red Onions), peeled and sliced thinly
3 Garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thinly
800 g / 1 ¾ pound Squid, cleaned and washed - retain the Ink
1 large Red Onion, peeled and sliced thinly
3 stalks Lemongrass (Serai), sliced thinly
3 Red Chilies, cut lengthwise and remove seeds
1 piece Ginger, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp / ½ fl oz Tamarind Juice (Assam Juice) – mix Tamarind Pulp with hot water, strain
75 ml / 2 ½ fl oz Water
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste Method:
Wash and cut Squid tubes and flatten. Use a sharp knife to score (shallow cut) the Squid in a criss-crossed diamond-shaped pattern - Or chop whole Squid tubes into 1cm rings.
Heat Cooking Oil in a wok. Stir-fry Shallots, Ginger and Garlic until brown. Add in Lemongrass, sauté for several minutes.
Add in Squid, Tamarind Juice, Squid Ink, Red Onion and Chili. Flavour with salt, pepper and sugar to taste.
Cook for several minutes and serve.
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