Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Stir-fried Spicy Calamari

 Stir-fried Spicy Calamari ; Phad Cha Pla Muek ผัดฉ่าปลาหมึก

1) 1 Lb. calamari
2) 4 cloves garlics
3) 5 fresh chilies pepper
4) 1/4 cup sliced Kra Chai Root or Rhizome
5) 3 stems  young green pepper corn
6) 1 cup Thai basil

7) 3 cayenne pepper
8) 1 Tbsp canola
9) 1 tsp sugar
10) 2 Tbsp thin soy sauce or fish sauce

11) 1 Tbsp Namprik Pao or Chili paste in soy bean oil
12) 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
13)  4 kaffir lime leaves

1) Wash calamari then pat dry.

 2) I find the green pepper in the jar. You can find in the Asian market.
 3) Peel garlic, remove the chili stems, wash Kra Chai Root or Rhizome  and kaffir lime leaves.
 4) Mince garlic and Thai chili, shredded Kra Chai and separate the leaves from the stems and tear in half.
 5) Wash sweet basil and pick sweet basil leaves from stem. Take 3-4 stems the young green pepper corn from the jar.
 6) Heat canola oil on on medium heat .
 7) When oil is hot, add minced garlic and chili, fry until fragrant.
 8) Add calamari. Stir well until calamari is cooked
 9) Add Namprik Pao or Chili paste in soy bean oil.
 10) Season with oyster sauce, thin soy sauce (or fish sauce), and sugar, stir thoroughly, then add shredded krachai, kaffir lime leaves and young pepper corn

 11) Add sweet basil leaves and cut cayenne pepper, stir well and remove from heat.

 12) Place the stir-fried spicy calamari on a plate, and serve immediately.


  1. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh *drools* I need to try this!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Please try it, you will like it :-). Thank you