Spicy calamari - pla muk pad ped

Yield: 2 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Cleaned Squid
5 \N Minced Garlic Cloves
2 tablespoons White Wine
⅛ teaspoon White Pepper
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
2 tablespoons Fish Sauce (Nam Pla)
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Oil
\N \N Green Leaf Lettuce Or
\N \N Chinese Lettuce
\N \N Cucumber Slices
\N \N Tomato Slices
\N \N Carrot Slices
\N \N Cilantro Leaves



Squid is marinated in wine and fish sauce to both tenderize it and add flavor, and is then decorated with carved cucumber, carrot and tomato.

~------------------------------------------------------ ~----------------- Slash the mantle/hood of the squid diagonally, then cut diagonal slashes in the opposite direction. Slice into 2 inch pieces.

Mix together all the marinade ingredients, then add the squid and marinate for 10 minutes.

Heat a large skillet, add the oil and saute the squid on medium-high heat until all the squid curls.

Garnish with the ingredients listed above, or with any decoratively carved vegetables, and serve.

From: Thailand The Beautiful Cookbook. Typed by Syd Bigger.

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini

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