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Asian Style Calamari Salad

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Jeff Murphy incorporates squid into this spicy salad that also includes seasonal tomatoes, ginger, basil, fish sauce and homemade croutons.
  Fresh lime juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vietnamese fish sauce 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Fresh minced ginger 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Ghost chile 1 Small, minced
  Manzano chile 1⁄2 , minced
  Sliced cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sliced mint 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sliced basil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Organic arugula 1⁄2 Pound, washed and dried
  Calamari tubes and tentacles 2 Pound, sliced into 1/2 rings
  Cherry tomatoes 350 Gram, halved (1 Basket)
  Dijon mustard 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Melted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon, minced

1) To make croutons, in a bowl, toss all ingredients.
2) Take a baking tray and put the croutons on it and toast for 350 degree for approximately 12 minute or until toasty.

3) In a large mixing bowl, add lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, ghost chili, manzano chili, cilantro, mint and basil to make the marinade.
4) Add calamari into it and let it marinate for 2 to 3 minutes.
5) Take a large sauté pan and heat some oil (olive or vegetable) up to smoking point.
6) Put the calamari mixture and cook for 2 minutes.
7) In a large bowl, add arugula and put the calamari into it.
8) Cook for about 2 minutes then add the calamari to the large bowl of arugula.
9) Take out all the marinade except for 1/2 cup from the sauté pan and heat it to a boil.
10) Add cherry tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes then add it into the calamari bowl.
11) Toss all ingredients.

12) Top each serving with freshly made croutons (Optional).

Add in batches if necessary as you want calamari to sauté not steam.

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Looking for some change in your regular salad recipes? Here is where you can get an answer. The chef in the video is preparing calamari salad in Asian style. Watch the video for ingredients and directions.

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j terni's picture
Hey Clare, We tried this yesterday and it was fantastic and different. Thought you might like it. (We substituted soy and rice wine vinegar for fish sauce since we didn't have any... We also played around with the chilis. Yes you really do need all that arugula, it wilts when you add fish and tomatoes.) Even when I was making it I never thought it would be half as good as it turned out to be on eating....
Asian Style Calamari Salad Recipe Video