A very popular dish in Thai Restaurants, I love the classic Thai ingredients. Very fresh and clean. This dish should be served immediately.
1 1/2 lb. calamari or squid, cleaned, sliced
1 c. each sake, water
1 lemon, halved
2 c. won bok, shredded
1/2 c. carrots, shredded
1/2 c. fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 c. Thai basil, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 TB fresh ginger, grated
¼ c. rice wine vinegar
2 TB each mirin sake, peanut oil, sugar, Aloha shoyu, fresh lime juice
2 tsp. sesame seed oil
pinch red pepper flakes
In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring squid, sake, water and lemon to a rapid boil. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes, drain. In a mixing bowl; toss squid with dressing ingredients. Refrigerate 30 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine cabbage, carrots, cilantro and basil.
For service: toss with squid. Transfer onto serving platter; serve immediately. Serves 4-6.