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Sotong Masak Tumis Asam (Squid in Spicy Sour Sauce)

About this recipe: A quick and easy dish to serve during weeknights that's delicious and economical. Cook the squid whole and only remove the beak and spine and not the ink sac or egg as that would be flavour for the sauce.

Mekmolek Washington, United States

Ingredients
Serves: 6 

  • 500 g squid, rinsed
  • 1 lemongrass bulb, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon seedless tamarind concentrate
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil for cooking
  • For the blender
  • 6 shallots, peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cm ginger, peeled
  • 2 fresh red chillies

Directions
Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Grind all the ingredients for the blender until fine. Heat oil in pan and saute the blended ingredients and lemongrass until fragrant.
  2. Add the squid, stir and cook until the juices run, about 5 minutes. Add the tamarind concentrate, mix and simmer for another 5-10 minutes and season.

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