Sotong Masala Curry

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1 kg small squid – cleaned and make 2 slits on the body
(season with 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp corn flour and a tbsp of fish curry powder)

Salt to taste
1/2 tbsp sugar

2 sprigs of curry leaves
1 big yellow onion – sliced thinly
3 cloves garlic – sliced thinly
3 shallots – sliced thinly
2 fresh green chilli – sliced
2 fresh red chilli –  sliced
1 tsp mustard & cummin seed (mixed)

2 tomato – quartered
2 potato – peeled and cut into small cube (deep fry till 1/2 cooked, drained and set aside)

Spice Ingredients
2 tbsp garam masala powder
1 tbsp fish curry powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
(mixed with water to form a paste)

Sliced green and red chilli for toppings

1) Blanch marinated squids in boiling water for 5 seconds, drained and set aside.
2) In a wok or pan, heat oil add mustard and cummin seeds, allow to splutter. Add curry leaves and all the sliced ingredients, saute till aromatic and onion become soft.
3) Add in tomato and fry till tomato is soft, add in curry paste mixture and stir fry
over low heat for about 8 minutes. Add in fry potatoes and 50 ml water, simmer over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and sugar to taste. Adjust to your preference.
3) Add the squids to the curry gravy, stir to combine well and cooked over low heat for about 2 minutes. (do not add water as this is a dry curry)
4) Transfer to serving plate and topped with sliced green and red chilli.

Caramelized Crispy Baby Squid

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1 kg baby squid
1 big onion – cut into big chunks
1/2 pineapple – cut into big chunks
1 tbsp toasted sesame seed

Sauce Ingredients
350 ml Thai Sweet Chilli sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp sugar
Salt to taste
1 tsp Knor Hao Chi All-In-One-Seasoning Powder

1) Wash and dry the squid thoroughly. Coat with some corn flour. Set aside for 20 minutes.
2) Heat enough oil in the wok over medium high heat. Deep fry the baby squid till crisp and golden brown. Drain and set aside.
3) Using the same oil, deep fry onion and pineapple over high heat for 5 seconds. Drained and set aside.
4) Heat about 2 tbsp oil in wok, add the sauce ingredients, stir to mix well. Taste accordingly and adjust to your preference. Add in the crispy squid and stir fry till the sauce caramelize and crispy.
5) Add in the fried onion and pineapple, toss to mix well. Dish out to serving plate and sprinkle with sesame seed.

Stir Fry Squid With Green Capsicum

Stir Fry Squid With Green Capsicum

3 large squids – washed and cut into flower rings ( 3/4 inch thick)
2 green capsicums – sliced into strips
1 red chilli – sliced
4 cloves garlics – minced
1 tsp soy bean paste

Sauce Ingredients
1 tsp abalone sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp tomato sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
50 ml water
1 tsp corn flour

1) Season squids with 1/2 tsp salt, pepper and corn flour for 15 minutes. Blanch the seasoned squids in boiling water for 30m seconds-1 minute. Drain well.
2) Heatwok with oil until hot and stir-fry garlics and soy bean paste until fragrant. Add capsicums and stir fry for 1 minute.
3) Stir in sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. When sauce thickens, add the squid and chilli, and very briefly toss the mixture.
4) Transfer to serving dish and serve hot.

Seafood Tang Hoon With Tom Yum Paste & Black Pepper Sauce

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12-15 big prawns – washed and trimmed off feelers and whiskers
(Season with a bit of salt, pepper and sugar for 10-15 minutes)
2 medium squids – cut into ring and coated with 1 tsp of corn flour
2 stalks coriander leaves – cut the leaves and roots for the gravy
Salt and sugar to taste
150-200 g  Tang Hoon soaked till soft, drained and set aside

Stock Ingredients
1 – 1.2  litre chicken stock
5 pieces kaffir leaves
1 stalk lemongrass – bruised
3 small shallots – bruised
4 cloves garlic
2-1/2  tbsps tom yum paste
1 1/4 tbsp black pepper paste (Singlong brand)
1 tsp sugar
3-4 chilli padi
1 big tomato – quartered
4 slices galangal
2 stalks coriander roots

1) Bring stock ingredients to a boil, lower heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.
2) Heat oil in wok and deep fry prawns for 30 seconds, drain from oil and set aside.
3) Add in vermicelli, squids and prawns to the gravy, stir to mix evenly, covered and simmer for a further 3-5 minutes or till seafood is cooked through. Taste accordingly and DO NOT overcooked or else the squids will become rubbery.
4) Transfer to a serving dish and top with coriander leaves. Serve hot.

Fragrant (Kam Heong) Squid With Dried Shrimp

Fragrant Squid

500 g small squids – cut into rings (remove the film inside the body)
1 tbsp rice flour
10 pieces curry leaves
1 tbsp curry powder
2 tbsp butter

Sauce Ingredients
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
2-3 tbsp water
1 tsp salt

Minced finely ingredients
3 cloves garlic
4 shallots
5 chilli padi

2 tbsp dried shrimp (soaked till soft and minced coarsely)

1) Marinade squid with rice flour and set aside for 30 minutes.
2) Heat wok with oil and deep fry squid for 2 minutes, drained and set aside.
3) Melt butter in a saucepan and saute minced ingredient and curry leaves till aromatic. Add dried shrimp and stir fry till fragrant. Add in curry powder and stir briskly to combine evenly for 2 minutes. Add in pre-fried squid and stir briefly, add sauce ingredients (add more water if you want more sauce). Stir around to coat the squid and the mixture well.
4) Serve hot with rice.