Since I started cooking 3 years ago, I have not tried cooking a squid cuisine. Out of sudden, I miss the asam curry squid my mum used to cook. So, I got my dad to buy half kilo of squid from the wet market. My mum helped to clean the squid and it was delivered home by hubby. So it's ready for cooking. Oh, how lucky I am to stay close to my parents. :)
With the ready made fresh curry paste and some herbs, this dish was easily done. The asam curry is tangy and spicy. Just perfect to satisfy my sudden crave. :)
Asam Curry Squid
500gm small-sized squid, skinned and cleaned
1 onion, peeled and sliced
4 Kaffir lime leaves
1 Kadok leaf, cut into thin strips
3 stalk of lemon grass (the white portion), pounded
fresh curry paste
1 ping-pong sized tamarind pulp mixed with 1 cup of water, sieved
Light soy sauce to taste
Sugar to taste
1. Heat oil in a wok. Sauté onion till fragrant. Add lemon grass, Kaffir lime leaves, curry paste and sauté till oil separated.
2. Add squid and quick stir-fry under high heat.
3. Pour in tamarind juice and bring to boil. Add light soy sauce and sugar to taste.
4. Dish out and garnish with Kadok herbs. Serve hot with rice.