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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Flower Squid








These are one of the all-time great appetizers which can also be served as hors d'oeuvre. Not only are they pretty to look at, they are sumptously delicious. i have included them in my Dim Sum List and also as a special item for Steamboat.


Ingredients:
1 lbs medium size squid - cleaned without the tentacles
1/2 lb of shelled raw shrimps - dry thoroughly
1/2 lb of ground pork
1 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp cornstarch/tapioca starch
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp water
1 stalk spring onion - chop fine
cornstarch/tapioca starch for dusting

Method:
Cut the squid into 1 inch rings and cut 1/2 inch slits to one edge of the ring.
To prepare the filling:
Chop the shrimp and ground pork until a very fine texture.
Add in soya sauce, fish sauce, pepper, sesame oil and sugar. Mix in thoroughly.
Add water to the cornstarch/tapioca starch and salt. Stir to dissolve the salt.
Add cornstarch mixture to the shrimp and pork and stir vigorously to make a paste.
Add in the spring onions.
To fill the squid:
Dust the inside of the squid ring with cornstarch/tapioca starch.
Fill the squid ring from the top which is the unslit side. Put filled squid onto a greased plate and steam on high heat until cooked.
If serving as a dish, make a sauce with the juice from steaming and thicken the juice with a cornstarch/tapioca solution and a dash of shao=xing wine.
As an appetizer or finger food - serve with sweet chilli sauce


Serves

5 comments:

Hungry Gal said...

Lily - this looks like alot of work!

Mary said...

Lily, I have an award for you on my blog. I don't post often, but truly appreciate the effort you give your blog. The award is my way of publicly
recognizing that effort. Mary

lilyng said...

mary

thank you so much for the award, i truly appreciate your gesture of publicly recognizing my effort.

thank you again

btw, you have a lovely blog and i have linked you

chumpman said...

Wow, they looked really cute ~ shrimp+pork filling with white dress around LOL. I'm sure they are delicious too and just perfect for hot pot

chumpman said...

Wow, they looked really cute ~ shrimp+pork filling with white dress around LOL! I'm sure they are delicious too and just perfect for hot pot.

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