Sotong Masak Merah With Gula Melaka

Sotong Masak Merah.jpg

Ingredients
1 kg medium squids – washed and cut into rings
(season with 1 tsp of corn flour, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp sugar)

1 tbsp tamarind paste (mixed with 2 tbsp water)

Blended Ingredients
1/2 tomato
1/2 big red onion
4 shallots
3 cloves garlic
15 -20 dried chillies (soaked in hot water till soft)
1 stalk lemongrass
1 inch galangal
1 inch ginger
3 pieces candlenuts
1 tbsp oil
50 ml water

Sauce Ingredients
1/2 tbsp Sweet Sauce (Kicap Manis)
2 tbsp gula melaka
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste

3 pieces kaffir leaves – shredded roughly

Method
1) Bring a pot of water to boil, blanch the sotong for 30 seconds, Drain well and set aside.
2) Heat oil in a wok and saute the blended ingredients and kaffir leaves till fragrant and oil separates, add in tamarind water, sauce ingredients, stir to mix evenly and bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer till gravy thickens.
3) Add in sotong, and stir fry briskly to combine well with the gravy, Taste accordingly and adjust to your preference.
4) Serve hot with Tomato Rice.

***Sambal can be used to cook chicken or prawns.

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