Fried Garlic and Coriander Squid, and Pork Rib and Bamboo Shoot Red Curry

Posted By Stephen

A Thai dinner on Saturday, with two recipes from Thai Food. Kerri was at work so I spent a bit of time preparing this but when it was time to cook there was still a load more to be done.

The first was squid, which I bought from the fish stall at a local market – first time buying something there. It did mean that I needed to clean the squid when I got home though; luckily I had step by step instructions in a good cookbook. That done, the recipe was fairly simple… cut up the squid (I did it into strips) and marinate it in fish sauce (or light soy) for half an hour. While it is marinating, bash up a bulb and a half of garlic (yes it’s a lot…!) with some white pepper and coriander. Then coat the squid in it. Then deep fry. The squid was delicious, as were the deep fried peppery-garlicky-coriandery bits that ended up going really crispy.

After this came a red curry of pork ribs and bamboo shoots. This was okay but not as great as the squid. The bamboo shoots (which look disturbingly like giant slices of garlic in the picture) made the dish very bitter, which we should have expected as the recipe did mention it. The ribs had taken on quite a lot of flavour and were good to gnaw on.

Jan 30th, 2010

4 Comments to 'Fried Garlic and Coriander Squid, and Pork Rib and Bamboo Shoot Red Curry'

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  1. steve said,

    looks a bit of a mess!!

  2. Stephen said,

    Thanks for your honesty steve 😉

    I thought the squid looked pretty good actually, almost like it had created a bird’s nest out of squid strips and fried garlic. The curry was just in the wok though, wasn’t arranged at all so does look rather messy.

  3. I, on the other hand, think that squid looks to die for. Really delicious looking picture.
    .-= ginandcrumpets´s last blog ..Thatched lamb pie =-.

  4. Becky said,

    This looks great and I am very jealous . Boyfreind doesn’t like squid so we never have it. Like the little crispy twigs .
    .-= Becky´s last blog ..Chinese Slow Cook Pork Shoulder with Five Spice Sauce =-.

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