Steamed squid with spicy lime sauce (Pla-Muk Nueng Ma-Now)

Steamed squid with lime sauce in Thai called "Pla Meuk Neung Ma-Nao" (Pla Meuk = Squid, Neung = Steam, Ma-Nao = Lime) This delicious squid preparation is an excellent fresh and healthy side dish to dinner. Use fresh squid for the best texture and flavor.

  • 10 squids (about 500 g.)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red and green tiny hot chilli
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped peeled garlic
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Wash the squid well after removing the inedible portions.
  • Place a steamer half filled with water on medium heat. 
  • When the water is boiling, steam the squid for between three and five minutes. 
  • Remove them from the steamer, cut into bite-size pieces, and arrange these on a plate.
  • Put the fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar in a bowl, stir until the sugar has dissolved. 
  • Add the garlic, chilli, and stir to mix everything together. 
  • Spoon this sauce over the squid and serve.