Monday, May 03, 2010

Tom Yum stuffed Calamari

Tom Yum-stuffed calamari

Alright folks, this is going to be a quick post to assure you that I am still alive and causing havoc in my lab. Hahaha. Recently, Harris Farm Market opened up a store near me and upon checking it out one night I was overjoyed to find a fresh seafood market that featured awesome goodness like sashimi-grade fishes, sea urchin, lots of fresh whole fishes and all those yummy goodness that I could only dream of finding in the usual supermarkets.

This week I made Tom Yum Stuffed Calamari and it's dead easy to make!
To make it you will need:
  • 1 fresh calamari tubes, ask you fish monger to clean it
  • 2 handfull of marinara mix, diced
  • 1 shallots, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, diced
  • 2 rashers of bacon, diced
  • 10 kaffir lime leaves, cut into strips.
  • 2 teaspoon of Tom Yum paste
Heat 2 teaspoons of oil on the pan and toss in the shallots and garlic. When the garlic goes lightly brown, add the bacon and fry until crispy. Next chuck in the Tom Yum paste and stir it around until fragrant. Chuck in the diced marinara mix and stir fry to mix everything around. Season with salt and pepper, fish sauce too if you like, and chuck in the kaffir lime leaves last. Leave to cool for a little.

Tom Yum-stuffed calamari close up 

Rinse the calamari tubes and stuff it with the Tom Yum marinara mixes. Pan fry the calamari tube, turning it around regularly so that it cooks evenly. Finally, cut and serve. :D Happy cooking!

PS. You could also chuck in some diced vegetables like bamboo shoots, carrot, or water chesnut into the marinara mix to add some crunch.

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