Korean Squid with Smoked Streaky Bacon and an Indian Touch

I grew up ignoring the taste of squid and clearly remember the first time I had it, as an adult. The “honey and garlic” squid was sweet, tender, crisp and I ordered it many times in a Thai restaurant which is now very far away. I fell in love instantly and the older I am, the more I am…Continue Reading “Korean Squid with Smoked Streaky Bacon and an Indian Touch”

Thai Squid Salad (Yam pla meuk)

It has been five months since I bought Thai Food by David Thompson, a renowned Australian chef. As much as I was thrilled to own and read this beautifully edited, huge mine of information, I found it somehow intimidating and wasn’t in a hurry to cook from it. However, as soon as I tested a first recipe, I became literally addicted…Continue Reading “Thai Squid Salad (Yam pla meuk)”

Squid and Celery in Gochujang Sauce

This may sound strange for some of you, but I was brought up knowing only celeriac, the humble and ugly cousin of the beautiful celery, which I must have discovered around the age of twenty. Contrary to what some people think, celery is unpopular in several European countries and its strong anise aroma is disturbing…Continue Reading “Squid and Celery in Gochujang Sauce”

Korean Stir-Fried Squid with Cabbage and Carrot

The successful experiment in simmering daikon with squid (click here to see the recipe) reminded me how much I love squid and made me look for new squid dishes. If I hadn’t seen this recipe in The Food and Cooking of Korea by Young Jin Song, I would have never even dreamt of stir-frying white cabbage…Continue Reading “Korean Stir-Fried Squid with Cabbage and Carrot”