Grilled Stuffed Squids

Ingredients

8 medium-sized squids

[Filling]

100g cooked rice
3 water-chestnuts, diced
1 tbsp finely chopped carrot
3 coriander roots, cleaned
2 cloves garlic

[Seasoning]

½ tsp sugar
1½ tsp fish sauce
¼ tsp pepper

[Dipping sauce]

2 tbsp sambal belacan
4 shallots, sliced
2 tbsp asam jawa, mixed with 4 to 5 tbsp water and squeezed for juice
½ tsp sugar or to taste

Method

Clean squids by pulling out the tentacles, ink sacs and internal shell (back). Wash out the squid tube, peel off the skin and discard. Cut off the wings.

Pound coriander roots and garlic finely. Mix with cooked rice, water chestnuts, carrot and seasoning.

Fill the squid tube with the mixture. Make a small incision at the point of the tube to expel any air and fill up to about three quarters full. The stuffing will expand as it cooks. Close the opening with a wooden toothpick.

Steam the squid tubes for two minutes or until just cooked. Place the squid tubes on a grill pan and grill for three minutes. Remove and serve with the dipping sauce.


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