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Calamari, pomelo and chilli salad

You'll need

6 calamari, cleaned (see cleaning squid and calamari) 1 pomelo, segmented, segments broken ½ cup each (firmly packed) coriander and mint leaves, coarsely torn 3 golden shallots, very thinly sliced 1 long green chilli, seeds removed, cut into julienne   Chilli dressing 2 green birdseye chillies, coarsely chopped 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped 2 tsp light soft palm sugar 2½ tbsp lime juice, or to taste 1½ tbsp fish sauce, or to taste


  • 01
  • For chilli dressing, pound chilli, garlic and a pinch of salt with a mortar and pestle to a fine paste. Add remaining ingredients, check seasoning (it should be a balance of hot, salty, sour and sweet), then set aside.
  • 02
  • Blanch calamari in salted water (30 seconds-1 minute). Drain, then combine in a bowl with remaining ingredients and chilli dressing and serve immediately.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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Feb 2009

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