Pineapple and Calamari Salad

Pineapple and calamari salad is something that I had never thought of. It was during my trip to Bali that I saw it for the first time. There and then I was a little puzzled but then this combination with calamari and pineapple made sense to me if I thought about other matches such as melon and Parma ham or cantaloupe and shrimps. Though I was it in Indonesia, I found out that this dish has Vietnamese origins. I could not wait to prepare it with my hands and feel again its taste… a little sweet and a little spicy… oriental, exotic… and above all very delicious!
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Pineapple and Calamari Salad
A sweet and spicy appetizer with an Oriental flavour.
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  1. 2 medium squids
  2. 1 medium pineapple
  3. 1 semi-spicy chili pepper
  4. 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  5. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  6. fresh parsley
  7. black pepper
  8. sea salt
  1. Wash the squids with great care, chop them into thin strips about 5 cm.
  2. Cut the red pepper into long 4 pieces, remove the seeds and mix it with the strips of squids, fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  3. Pour into a pan or wok with hot oil and stir quickly until the strips of squid begin to curl. Remove from the pan and pour into a bowl.
  4. Pour into the pan or wok the pineapple previously cut into cubes of about 1 cm, add a pinch of salt and stir fry everything for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the squid and continue to stir fry everything in the pan for a few minutes or until the strips of squids are well cooked. Remove from pan and let cool. Remove the pieces of red pepper.
  6. Serve in small dishes with fresh parsley leaves.
World Gluttony
I am not a professional chef, but just an ordinary guy who loves international food, trying new flavours and cooking when I am in the right mood. I don’t usually follow recipes, unless they are too complicated and need to be read. I love using whatever ingredients are available at home and make my meals from scratch.

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