Archive for February, 2008

Gulai Cumi Isi/ Squid Curry

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

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I have a box of frozen squids which has been sitting in my freezer for awhile. I was debating with myself between making it into a curry dish or spicy stir fry. And I thought, who can resist the taste of coconut milk? Yea, yea, I need fat! =D

The original recipe was taken from mbak Miming with very minor modification done by me.

Squid Salute!

Ingredients (Lihat kebawah untuk resep dalam bahasa Indonesia)

500 gr squids, clean and drench them in lime juice.
1 tofu, mashed.
5 cloves of garlic
4 shallots
1 sdm sambal oelek/chilli pasta (you can substitute it with 2 fresh chillies)
1 tbs ground corriander
1/2 tbs pepper
1/4 tsp cumin powder
2 cm turmeric
1 lemon grass, bruised
4 lime leaves
1 cm galangal/galingale
1 cm ginger
1 turmeric leave
2 green onion, chopped.
1 can of coconut milk and water ( or 400 ml fresh coconut milk)
salt and sugar to taste

Method:

Cleaning the squids:
Pull the head apart from the body. If you do it gentle enough, it should also take out the inside guts of the squid. Remove the bone by pulling it out.Take out everything that is still inside the squid. Peel the outer skin of the squid, so you will end up with white-colored squids. You can put the head and tentacles back into the squid’s pouch if you like.

Grind all of the spices except lemon grass, galangal, and lime leaves.
Mix 1 tbs of the spice paste with the mashed tofu. Fill the squids with this mixture. Seal each squid with a toothpick
Steam all the squids for 20 minutes
Saute the rest of the spice paste until the smell intensifies, pour the coconut milk and the rest of the spice. Let it boil.
Dump all of the squids into the pan. Bring it into a boiling point for the second time.

Bahan (Scroll upwards for recipe in english

500 gr cumi-cumi putih, bersihkan, lumuri perasan jeruk nipis
1 bh tahu, hancurkan
5 siung bw putih
4 bh bw merah
2 bh lombok merah/besar ( atau 1 sdm sambal oelek)
1 sdm ketumbar
½ sdm merica
4 btr kemiri
¼ sdt jintan
1 ruas jari kunyit
1 btg sereh
4 lbr daun jeruk
1 ruas jari lengkuas
1 lbr daun kunyit
2 daun bawang, iris
1 cm jahe
400 ml santan (1 kaleng santan tambah air)
Garam dan gula secukupnya

Cara membuat

Bersihkan kembali cumi-cumi, ambil bagian kepalanya, sisihkan
Haluskan semua bumbu kecuali sereh, laos, daun jeruk
Ambil 1 sdm bumbu halus, campurkan dengan tahu dan daun bawang, aduk rata
Masukkan kembali kepala cumi-cumi ke dalam badan cumi-cumi (jika suka)
Lalu masukkan tahu secukupnya, semat dengan tusuk gigi. Lakukan hingga habis
Kukus cumi-cumi hg masak 20 menit
Tumis bumbu hingga harum beri daun jeruk, laos, daun kunyit, dan sereh, aduk rata
Masukkan santan, aduk-aduk, tambahkan garam dan gula, cicipi
Terakhir masukkan semua cumi-cumi, rebus sebentar hg kuah meresap. Sajikan..