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Thai-Style Calamari Salad

with Minced Pork
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Thai-Style Calamari Salad

Thai-Style Calamari Salad - Delicious proof that meat and fish go together

Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 15 min.
Preparation
Calories:
558
calories
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Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie558 kcal(27 %)
Protein37 g(38 %)
Fat23 g(20 %)
Carbohydrates47 g(31 %)
Sugar added5 g(20 %)
Roughage4.5 g(15 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D1 μg(5 %)
Vitamin E6 mg(50 %)
Vitamin B₁0.7 mg(70 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin12.8 mg(107 %)
Vitamin B₆0.7 mg(50 %)
Folate117 μg(39 %)
Pantothenic acid1.6 mg(27 %)
Biotin23.1 μg(51 %)
Vitamin B₁₂5.8 μg(193 %)
Vitamin C48 mg(51 %)
Potassium1,076 mg(27 %)
Calcium127 mg(13 %)
Magnesium102 mg(34 %)
Iron5.2 mg(35 %)
Iodine23 μg(12 %)
Zinc3.2 mg(40 %)
Saturated fatty acids5.8 g
Uric acid240 mg
Cholesterol182 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
5 ounces
1
2
1
6 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
superfine Sugar
1
small Cucumber
7 ounces
3 sprigs
1 bunch
1
3
2 ounces
14 ounces
small Calamari
1 piece
fresh Ginger root (about 30 grams)
2 stalks
1 tablespoon
7 ounces
Ground Pork
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 non-stick Skillet (with lid), 1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Sieve, 1 Salad spinner, 1 Lid

Preparation steps

1.
Thai-Style Calamari Salad preparation step 1

Cook rice noodles according to package directions. Drain in a sieve, rinse with cold water and drain well.

2.
Thai-Style Calamari Salad preparation step 2

Squeeze juice from lime. Peel garlic cloves and finely chop. Rinse chile pepper, halve lengthwise, remove seeds and finely chop. Mix half the garlic, the chile, fish sauce, about 4 tablespoons lime juice, the sesame oil and sugar in a small bowl. Stir 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture into drained rice noodles. Reserve remaining sauce mixture.

3.
Thai-Style Calamari Salad preparation step 3

Peel cucumber or rinse and wipe dry, then halve lengthwise, remove seeds and cut cucumber into thin slices. Rinse cherry tomatoes, drain and halve. Rinse mint and cilantro, shake dry, pluck leaves and coarsely chop.

4.
Thai-Style Calamari Salad preparation step 4

Rinse and spin dry romaine, then rip or cut into bite-sized pieces. Peel red onions and cut into very thin strips. Chop peanuts. Mix romaine, onions, tomatoes, cucumber and herbs in a bowl.

5.
Thai-Style Calamari Salad preparation step 5

Cut tentacles from the heads of the calamari and set aside. Pull out the head, ink sac, intestines and transparent skeleton of calamari. (Note: You can also have your fishmonger do this for you or buy ready-to-cook calamri.) Rinse thoroughly, drain and cut into rings. Use tentacles if desired.

6.
Thai-Style Calamari Salad preparation step 6

Peel and chop ginger root. Trim ends and peel outer layers of lemongrass. Finely chop lemongrass.

7.
Thai-Style Calamari Salad preparation step 7

Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add remaining chopped garlic and the ginger and lemongrass and sauté about 1 minute. Add pork and cook until browned, 5-6 minutes.

8.
Thai-Style Calamari Salad preparation step 8

Add calamari to pork mixture and sauté 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water and simmer, covered, 2-3 minutes. Stir in 1-2 tablespoons of the reserved sauce mixture.

9.
Thai-Style Calamari Salad preparation step 9

Add cooled rice noodles to bowl with romaine mixture and top with warm calamari and pork. Sprinkle with peanuts and serve.