Recipe: Caramelized Dried Squid – Mực rim

Recipe: Caramelized Dried Squid - Mực rim


By Helen Le Published: January 28, 2016

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 40 mins

  • Yield: 6 Servings

This is one of the favorite snacks of many Vietnamese student generations. It's also a great drinking snack.

  • Insert the dried squid into a grilling basket and then grill over charcoal or in an oven until they curve up. Pound with a pestle to straighten and tenderize them. You can also tear them into smaller pieces.
  • Crush 2 whole heads of garlic well in a mortar and pestle.
  • Roast 1/4 cup of sesame seeds in a hot pan until they turn quite golden and fragrant.
  • Heat 4 tbsp vegetable oil in a pan and then stir-fry the crushed garlic until very fragrant and golden. Toss in the grilled dried squids.
  • Add 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp sweet chili jam, 1-2 tbsp fish sauce and 1 tsp chicken stock. Mix well under low heat for 10-15 mins to caramelize the sugar and fish sauce. Sprinkle the sesame seeds.
  • It's ready to serve. You can let it cool and store in an airtight container for about 2 weeks in the fridge.

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