Sunday, December 19, 2010

Garlic Squid Salad

Ok here goes, cut open mantles and lay flat score mantles with sharp knife diagonal in 2 directions. Cut mantles into 2" squares. Leave tentacles whole. For the marinade... 5 cloves minced garlic. 2 Tbsp white wine. Fresh cracked pepper. 2 Tbsp fish sauce. 1 Tbsp low sodium Soy sauce. 1 Tbsp Sugar. 1 Tbsp corn starch. Heat pan. add 2 Tbsp oil. fry squid quickly. When all the squid has curled up it is done. this happens rather quickly. Make sure not to overcook. It will make it rubbery which is no good. Garnish with Cilantro.

Serve on top of salad made with green or red leaf lettuce, Tomatoes, Carrots and Cucumbers.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Spicy Shrimp Soup

Shell 1/2 lb shrimp. rinse shrimp and shells. put 4 cups water in pot with shells and bring to boil. Strain out shells. you now have shrimp stock.

Add Shrimp. 1/2 lb ish

Add Mushrooms 1/2 cup sliced or so

Bring Shrimp and Mushrooms to boil.
Reduce heat to medium.

Add Kefir Lime leaves. about 5
Add 1 stalk lemon grass. bottom 1/3 only cut into 1 inch pieces.

Minced garlic. say 2 cloves

Fish Sauce. 6 Tbsp

Lime Juice. 6 Tbsp

Red Curry paste. 1/4 - 1/2 tsp or so.


Remove lemon grass and lime leaves. Top with a drizzle of Chili oil. Serve.
Relish the delicious flavour.