steamed squid in lime sauce

Steamed Squid In Lime Sauce Recipe (Pla Muk Neung Manao)


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A zesty and spicy dish that consists of fresh steamed squid served with a hot and sour dressing. This is a really simple snack or meal that you can make from scratch in under 20 minutes. It tastes great, is healthy and light, and is really easy to make!

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pla muk neung manao Ingredients list

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  • 2 large squid tubes
  • 3 chopped red bird eye chillies
  • 3 cloves of finely chopped garlic
  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup celery leaves
  • lime for garnishing

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Step 1: Begin by steaming 2 sliced squid tubes for 10 minutes on a high heat.

steaming the squid

Step 2: Whilst the squid is steaming, we can make our sauce. Add 4 tbsp of lime juice, 3 tbsp of fish sauce, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 3 cloves of finely chopped garlic and 3 chopped red bird eye chillies, or as many as you want. Give the sauce a good stir, then add 1/4 cup of celery leaves, mix in, and the sauce is ready.

making the lime sauce

Step 3: Once the squid has finished steaming, lay it out on a plate, then pour the sauce over the squid, garnish with some fresh lime, then serve and enjoy!

puring the sauce over the squid

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And its as simple as that, a tasty snack or meal ready in around 20 minutes including preparation! We hope you enjoyed the recipe, if you did and would like to see lots more Thai and Asian inspired recipes, be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel and newsletter, we have lots more recipes on the way!

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