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Squid Salad

A very popular dish in Thai Restaurants, I love the classic Thai ingredients. Very fresh and clean. This dish should be served immediately.
Prep Time40 mins
Active Time10 mins
Refrigerate:30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: squid, salad, thai dish
Yield: 4 Servings.
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • 1 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
  • 1/4 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.

How To Serve:

  • For service: toss with squid. Transfer onto serving platter; serve immediately.
  • Serves 4-6.