Vietnamese Squid Salad Recipe (Gỏi Mực) is the perfect supper for a lazy summer evening in the garden. If you’ve already got the barbecue going then chargrill the squid for a minute instead of boiling them for a delicious smoky flavour.
Summer may be coming to an end but we are still experiencing a heat wave. But this is also the weather to enjoy a refreshing Vietnamese salad (goi). Vietnamese Squid Salad (Goi Muc Recipe) is a resfreshing healthy crunchy dish that when drizzled with the fish sauce dressing it’s an explosion of flavours in your mouth.
Prawns and pork are very popular in Vietnamese salads but using squid is also common. I used already cleaned large squid tubes. The texture of the strips of squid really compliments the crunchiness of the salad.
Squid becomes rubbery if overcooked. To achieve a soft and velvety texture, barely cook the squid and quickly plunge it in ice water. Squid may be tenderized by soaking it in milk for a day before cooking.
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