Swai nhoam di hu
(Squid and mango salad)
Squid and mango salad is delicious country food from Khmer Krom in *Karmourn Sor* Rach Gia province. This recipe is good for *mahope sar* appetizer or with rice.
Squid is also known as calamari. It’s tender and tasty meat if you cook just right, otherwise it become chewy like dried, salty squid. Any time you buy seafood you must smell, fresh seafood have very mild odor. If it has a strong smell it not fresh.
- Ingredients :
- 2 Cups water
- ¼ Teaspoon salt
- 1 lb Fresh squid
- 1 Large fresh green mango or firm mango, peeled and juliennes
- ½ Red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 Small sweet onion, sliced
- ½ Cup unsalted roasted peanut
- A handful of choppedmint leaves
- A handful of chopped fishwort
- ¼ Cup sweet fish sauce
- Procedures :
Washed squid with cold water, removed clear tough rim and stomach from squid tubes, rinsed, slightly cut crisscross on squid body(option) before cut squid to bite sizes.
Boiled water and salt in a small pot, add squid when water bubbling, stirs couple the times before pour squid in a colander to drained. Do not over cook squid.
In a large bowl, mix mango with bell pepper, sweet onion, boiled squid and fresh herbs. Pour sweet fish sauce over, stirs well. Top with roasted peanut before serve.
Serve as *mahope sar* appetizer or with rice.
Copyright by Mylinh Nakry.