Fried Garlic Squids (Pla Muk Tod Kra-tium prik Thai)

Fried Garlic Squids or Thai called "Pla Muk Tod Kra-tium prik Thai" For those who like squid, this is an easy Thai dish with only a few ingredients. The main flavour is garlic and the squid is very easy to prepare. Children really like them. I like to serve with hot steamed rice. Not spicy menu but taste of pepper and garlic. And it tasty one. This time I using back pepper make taste change a little from ground pepper.

  • 400 grams of Cleaned Squids
  • 1 tsp minced coriander root
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 ½ tsp fish sauce
  • ½ tsp back pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil for frying
  • Cut the squid like squares clean the inside of the squid carefully, remove the beak if it is still present.
  • Score the squid with diagonal criss-cross scoring, this will make it more tender and less chewy once cooked.
  • Mix together, garlic, fish sauce, pepper, coriander root, then leave to marinate for 5 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a wok over medium heat.
  • Add clean squids and their marinade, then stir-fry for 2-4 minutes or until mixed.
  • Transfer to a serving dish.
  • Garnish with sliced tomatoes and cucumber, then serve immediately with hot steamed rice.
Tip : If you overcook squid it becomes chewy, so only light, short cooking is necessary.