How to cook… Stuffed Fried Squid

Where we live in Paknam, it is close to the sea, so we have access to a large variety of seafood. Today we will show you how to cook “pla meuk tod”. Our version here is stuffed with minced pork. In the picture of the ingredients below, you can see the washed squid on the right and the minced pork mixture on the left.

You need to wash the squid thoroughly and then slice it open at one end. Next, use a mortar and pestle to gently pound garlic, black pepper and the minced pork. We also added soy sauce and an egg to this mixture. This was then stuffed into the squid. We then used a matchstick to close the end and then deep fried it in hot oil. For the sauce we used bottled chilli sauce. But, you could also make one using a combination of vinegar, sugar, salt and spur chillies. Put the first three ingredients in a pot and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the spur chilli and keep stirring until it thickens. Come back to next week for another Thai food recipe.

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