*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              THAI SQUID SALAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Seafood
                 Thai
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         Squid; clean -- 1 squares
    3                    Stalks fresh lemon grass -- or
    3      tablespoons   Dried -- or
    1      teaspoon      Lemon zest -- grate
    4      large         Lettuce leaves
    1      large         Tomato; 8 wedges -- halve each
 
    2      tablespoons   Fish sauce
    2      tablespoons   Lime juice
    1                    To 2 ts Thai chile paste -- or
                         chile paste or hot -- pepper sauce
    2      teaspoons     Sugar
    2      tablespoons   Canola oil
    2                    Cloves garlic -- mince
    2                    Thai or jalapeno chiles -- seed, slice thin
    1                    Onion -- slice thin
    1      cup           Fresh mint leaves
 
 Lightly score squares in crosshatch pattern, using sharp knife. Do not cut all
 the way through. Cut top 2/3 off each lemon grass stalk and remove roots and
 outside leaves. Thinly slice core on diagonal. (If using dried lemon grass, soak
 in warm water 20 minutes, then drain.) Place lettuce leaves on platter or salad
 plates and arrange tomato wedges on top.
 Prepare dressing by whisking together fish sauce, lime juice, chile paste and
 sugar in small bowl until smooth. Just before serving, heat wok over high flame.
 Swirl in oil. Add garlic, chiles and lemon grass and stir-fry 20 seconds or
 until fragrant. Add squid and onions and stir-fry until squid is firm and
 opaque, about 1 minute. Stir in 1/2 c mint leaves. Spoon squid mixture over
 tomatoes and lettuce leaves. Top with remaining mint leaves and dressing. Serve
 at once.
 
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