Thai-Style Squid Salad

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By Neil Perry

Published 2008

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I couldn’t resist including this salad as it’s another classic. Use spanking fresh squid to move it up to another level.


  • 300 g (10½ oz) squid, cleaned
  • 3 red shallots, finely sliced


To make the dressing, pound the chillies and sugar in a mortar with a pestle to form a paste. Stir in the lime juice and fish sauce and check the seasoning.

To prepare the squid, cut off the tentacles and cut down the centre of the squid so it will open out flat. Score the inside with a crisscross pattern, then slice lengthways into 2</