Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Stuffed Squids

Saw these small and very fresh squids at the market I used to frequent. I stood  in front of the stall and stared  earnestly at the squids, I was fighting an internal struggle. While I have high cholesterol and also under medication, I have not eaten squids or sotong for very long time! But today I decided to give it a go. I calculated in this manner - 500 grams for 4 pax will equate to 125 grams each, I think it is still acceptable. Besides, we also hardly have this food prepared at home.

ABC Sambal Terasi sauce - highly recommended! ^_^


500g small squids
150g fish paste (available from the market)
75 g minced pork
1 big onion , sliced
2 - 3 tablespoons of ABC brand sambal terasi
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon assam paste and 100 c.c. water - mix  and strain


1)   Peel off skin membrane from squid, clean and wash cavity of squid.
2)  Combine minced pork and fish paste with a dash of pepper. (fish paste is salty enough so I did not add salt)
3)  Put (2) into a piping bag, squeeze into squid until 3/4 full. Skew squid tentacles with toothpick. 
4)  Heat up wok with 2 tablespoon of cooking oil, saute big onions until fragrant, pour in ABC sambal terasi stir-fry for few minutes, add  in assam water. Allow to cook until just boil.
5)  Add squids into (4), cover lid and cook for 8 - 10 minutes. Add sugar to taste. Serve while hot with rice.

And here's the trick to stuff the paste into the squids and prepare them for cooking!