It is a simple yet super delicious recipe with squids and fresh herbs called “Goi muc”. The dish utilizes fish sauce and a wide range of herbs for its delicacy.
How to make squid salad
Ingredients: (4 plates)
1kg squid, 4 onions,
100g mint leaves, 100g spring onion and 100g cilantro
3-5 chilies, 2 clove garlic, ginger, lime
To prepare squid:
Discard the hard quill inside and the head, but keep the tentacles. Peel off the colored skin.
Smash a piece of ginger and put into a pot together with the squid.
Cover the lid and “steam” without water over medium heat for 10 mins
Drain the steamed squid, let cool slightly and cut into rings
In a mortar and pestle, crush garlic, ginger and chili to a rough texture
Add 4tbsp sugar, 4tbsp fish sauce and 4tbsp lime juice (1:1:1 ratio). Mix well
Cut the spring onion into 2 inch long pieces. Cut the mint leaves and cilantro into 1 inch long pieces
Slide onions thinly and soak in cold water for 10 mins, then drain
In a mixing bowl, toss the squid with the half of the dressing and let marinate for 5 minutes
Then add all fresh greens and mix well with the rest of the dressing.
“Grill” a sesame cracker in the microwave for 1min each side