Monday, May 2, 2011

Asam Curry Squid

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
Serves 4-5

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
cooking oil

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.


Anonymous said...

Wow..awesome food photo. Love the composition and lighting.

The dish would go nicely with steamed rice. Yummy!

rekbing said...

wuuu. sedaappp T_____T

lena said...

wow, this looks very very good! enjoy eating this kind of dish very much!

Priya Suresh said...

Yumm,wat an iniviting curry..

tigerfish said...

I have not tried cooking with squid till now! Scrumptious asam curry squid with steamed rice.

Anonymous said...

Your dish looks amazing!

daphne said...

Oh I really wonder what is kaddok leaf? I like the sound of this squid assam curry- tangy and spicy! yum.

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Haven't had squid before but your photo is great!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

look so tempting and yummy1

noobcook said...

assam and squid is a really good combination. love it with lots of rice :D

Joanne said...

I've never tried cooking squid either but you make it look so delicious that I absolutely must!

pigpigscorner said...

YUM! Now you have me craving for assam squid!

Food For Tots said...

You are so lucky to have such helpful parents. I don't have to cook squid too but I do love eating it with steamed rice. So appetizing! said...

Love love LOVE tasty curries!! Many thanks for the excellent recipe :-)


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