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Baby Squid Salad

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This Baby Squid Salad is a delicious spicy seafood salad

I love cooking food but especially Thai food (and Indian) is a very close 2nd. Β I think I was born in the wrong country sometimes. Β This is one of my favorite salads and from someone who absolutely hated squid (well that rubbery batter-coated) stuff that was called squid, I was then introduced to this and it is amazing so fresh and vibrant and of course, it has chilies and fish sauce πŸ™‚


  • 400 gm(14oz) baby squid
  • 5 Spring Onions (sliced)
  • 5 sm shallots (thinly sliced)
  • 20 cherry tomatoes Β ( halved)
  • half sm cucumber sliced and quartered.
  • Coriander big bunch or again to taste, I like lots (chop)
  • Mint ( optional)
  • 3 Birds Eye Chillies chopped (seeds optional)
  • 2 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • Half lime, juice
  • Palm Sugar (up to 2 tbsps) is again optional I don’t use but depends on personal preference.
Baby Squid Salad served on a bed of greens
Baby Squid Salad


  1. Clean Squid.
  2. Get all membrane off and remember to pull out the plastic quill.
  3. Cut head/parrots beak off leaving the tentacles(the best bit)
  4. Slice squid into 3/4 to inch slices.
  5. Heat a small amount of water in a pan and add squid, cook until opaque less than a minute,
  6. Drain on kitchen paper and combine with other ingredients.
  7. Again TASTE and check the seasoning. You cannot taste too much.
  8. I just love Thai food because of the taste and also because of the ease of preparation.
  9. It takes longer to chop ingredients than to cook the dish the majority of the time.
  10. And as long as you remember to TASTE, taste and adjust seasoning to your personal taste and as you know by now I love chillies, fish sauce, coriander and mint in abundance.
  11. Enjoy!

Prepared, tried, and tested by Carol Taylor

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5 thoughts on “Baby Squid Salad”

  1. Reblogged this on Retired? No one told me! and commented:
    Thank you, Esme, for posting this…This is one my favourite Thai salads of all time ….So easy to make so I thought I would share with you all πŸ™‚


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