Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sotong (Squids) & Kaffir Lime Leaves Sambal (Gravy)

Kaffir lime leaves are popularly used in Southeast Asian cooking. Aso added into tom yam dishes as a traditional flavoring. The intense- refreshing smell of the leaves results in an aromatic dish like this one - sotong/squids with lemongrass in a spicy gravy.

300g sotong/squids - clean and cut into rings
1 tsp corn flour
1 tsp rice flour
Salt for  taste

For the sambal/gravy
2 tbsp blended/grounded dried red chillies (or as per your taste)
5 shallots - sliced thinly
5 kaffir lime/limau purut leaves - tear into 3 or 4 pieces
1 lemongrass/serai - smashed
2 tbsp thick tamarind/assam juice
1 tsp brown sugar
Oil as needed
Salt to taste

Combine the corn flour, rice flour and salt with sotong.
Deep fry and remove.
Leave about 3 tbsp of oil in the same wok.
Add the shallots, chilli paste and lemongrass.
Keep stirring/frying until the oil floats.
Then add tamarind juice, lime leaves, sugar and salt.  
Lastly, add the fried squids, stir  and dish out.
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  1. You know what? I've just started liking squids. Yes squid in sambal is heaven!!! :)

  2. WoW,,,that sotong/squid with sambal perfect,my mouthwatering now :) i wish i can find kaffir lime here,these sotong sound delish :)

  3. Nava, that looks so rich in both color and flavor! I can imagine the spicy sour taste...YUMMY!

  4. Love all the great comments everyone, its another easy peasy recipe, do try and appreciate your feedback.

  5. Nice entry! Bet it'd help a lot of spice lovers. Too bad I'm not a fan of spicy foods lol

  6. delicious looking squids looks wonderful

  7. This sounds good - I love squid!

  8. Beautiful pictures....I can't indulge, but stunning!

  9. I technically love seafood a lot, especially crabs and squids but have to keep them under control. And talking about travel, just do it, don't wait for your hubby :p

  10. Sotong?? I want, I want!! This is one of my fave dishes :) Yum!

  11. Appreciate all the comments from each one of you beautiful people, thanks so much.

  12. This is such a perfect recipe to make me drool :)

  13. Yummy! It must be very tasty.

  14. Must be a fav recipe, looking at the number of comments here, thanks everyone.

  15. I really miss mamak food, this is one of my regular orders before.


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