Chili Basil Squid Appetizer
This Chili Basil Squid Appetizer is infused with the flavors of Thailand through the pairing of chili with the aromatic pungency of Holy Basil leaves.
Chili, Holy Basil, Squid, Toasted Almond
cut in small rings 1” thick
– 6 small dried Red Chili
Chili Paste with Holy Basil *See Notes
Dust the squid rings with the flour, shaking off the excess, then quickly fry them in hot oil for 45 seconds or so. Drain on paper towel and set aside.
Toast the Almond slivers in a dry pan until they begin to brown, then remove them from the pan.
Add a splash of oil to the pan and add the Mustard Seed, Dried Chili and Cumin. Fry, stirring, until the Chili begins to noticeably darken.
Add the Onion and cook until it is softened and taking on some color.
Add the tomato and the sugar, and cook the tomato down, adding a splash or two of water as necessary, until a chutney like sauce is formed.
Add in the Squid and the Almond, and continue cooking until all is heated through.
Cock™ Brand Chili Paste with Holy Basil
is available in Asian Groceries, or on-line
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