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In this recipe we are topping deep fried lightly battered eggplant with a spicy fresh salad consisting of shrimp, squid, minced pork, and a hot and fresh mix of chillies, lime juice and red onion.
The final result is a filling and flavour packed salad that is easy to make and uses simple ingredients. Anyone who enjoys spicy seafood salads is sure to enjoy this recipe!
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Step 1: First we need to make the batter for the eggplant. Add 1 cup of flour and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a mixing bowl, then pour in about half a cup of water and mix together until you are left with a smooth lump free batter.
Step 2: Add 1 sliced eggplant to the batter, and coat all of the eggplant pieces with batter, then set aside.
Step 3: Now we need to make the salad dressing. Add 4 tbsp of lime juice, 4 tbsp of fish sauce, 1 1/2 tbsp of sugar, 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic, and 5 chopped red bird eye chillies to a mixing bowl, and mix together thoroughly.
Step 4: Then bring a saucepan of water to the boil, then add 1 sliced squid and 5 shrimp. Cook until the shrimp are pink then spoon the shrimp and squid into a bowl.
Step 5: Now bring 1/2 cup of water to the boil, then add 1/2 cup of minced pork and heat for a couple of minutes until the pork is cooked, then spoon the pork into a bowl.
Step 6: Next deep fry the eggplant in batter we made earlier until it is golden brown. Once cooked, place the eggplant on some paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
Step 7: Finally add the minced pork, shrimp and squid and 1/2 sliced red onion to the dressing we made earlier, and mix everything together. Spoon everything over the deep fried egg plant, and garnish with a boiled egg that has been quartered, and then serve and enjoy!
We hope you enjoyed this spicy eggplant salad recipe. This is one of our favourite Thai salads! whats yours? Let us know in the comments below!
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