Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Stir-Fried Squid with Salted Duck Eggs

Stir-Fried Squid with Salted Duck Eggs or ( Pla meuk phat khai khem: ปลาหมึกผัดไข่เค็ม ) I see the photo of this recipe somewhere in the Internet. It looks so yummy I want to try to make it here. I don't have Chinese celery. Here I used three egg yolks. It seems too much for the dish to me. You can find salted duck egg in Asian market. I turn down the saltiness by add more sugar and some lime juice.

1) 0.8 Lb squid
2) 1 clove garlic
3) 4 fresh chilies
4) 3 salted duck eggs
5) 5 green onions
6) 1 red bell pepper
7) 2 Tbsp thin soy sauce
8) 1 tsp lime juice
9) 1/2 Tbsp sugar
10) 2 Tbsp canola oil

1) Clean squid and cut into small bite.
2) Bring the water to boil to cook the squids.
3) Drain and set aside.
4) Peel garlic and remove the stems from fresh chilies.
5) Use the mortar and pestle to grind the garlic and fresh chilies.
6) This is salted duck eggs, you can find in Asian market.

7) Cut the salted duck eggs with its shell into halves and spoon out it content then cut into quarters and set aside.
8) Wash green onions and cut into 1.5 " strips.
9) Wash red ell pepper and cut into thin julienne.
10) Heat canola oil in a pan on medium heat.
11) Add ground fresh chilies and garlic into the pan. Stir-fried until fragrant.
12) Add cooked squid.
13) Add thin soy sauce, sugar and lime juice.
14) Add the white portions of green onion to stir-fried until get soft.
15) Add cut red bell pepper.
16) Add cut green onions.
17) Add salted duck eggs.
18) Stir-fried until egg yolks dissolves and remove from the heat. Enjoy it!

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