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                    CHILE-FRIED SQUID (SAMBAL CUMI-CUMI)
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Indonesian                       Condiments
                 Ceideburg 2
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   lb           Squid
      1/2   c            Diced onion
    2                    Cloves garlic, minced
    3                    Or 4 semi-hot fresh red
                         -chiles, minced, or 1
                         -teaspoon sambal ulek
      1/2   ts           Kosher salt
    2       tb           Oil
    1       t            Paprika, if needed
    2       tb           Tamarind Water or lemon
                         -juice
 
   In its most authentic form, this sambal is bright red with chile and
   quite hot.  If you prefer it a little milder, use fresh chiles that
   are not too hot, such as the milder strain of jalapenos now on the
   market; otherwise, use less chile and make up the color difference
   with paprika.
   
   [Personally, I'd use crushed and soaked annatto seeds.  They add red
   color without the paprika taste.  S.C.]
   
   1.  Clean squid.  Remove purplish outer skin and cut sacs into rings.
   
   2.  To prepare in a mortar:  Pound onion, garlic, chiles, and salt
   together to a coarse paste.  To prepare in a blender or food
   processor: Grind together with oil.
   
   3.  In a wok or skillet, heat oil over low heat and add paste.  (If
   oil was used in grinding paste, add paste to dry pan.) Cook slowly
   until quite fragrant and oil is well stained with red.  Add paprika
   if necessary to enhance color.
   
   4.  Turn heat to medium-high, add squid and Tamarind Water, and cook
   just until squid is done (about 2 minutes).  Serve hot or at room
   temperature.
   
   Serves 4 to 6 with other dishes.
   
   From the California Culinary Academy’s “Southeast Asian Cooking”, Jay
   Harlow, published by the Chevron Chemical Company, 1987. ISBN
   0-89721-098-0.
   
   Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; May 31 1993.
  
 
 
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