Squid tubes are relatively inexpensive seafood, and can easily be stuffed and presented to make a cheap meal look spectacular. You could substitute the filling ingredients here for different flavour combinations. This recipe will fill four squid tubes, feeding two hungry people.
Four squid tubes
2 spring onions, chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
Fresh chilli (optional)
200g pork mince
Tamari or soy sauce
One bundle of vermicelli (bean thread)
Two tablespoons tamari with two teaspoons honey, for sauce.
Asian greens, steamed, for serving
While the vermicelli is soaking in water, fry the mince, spring onion, ginger and chilli in an oiled pan for 10 minutes. Add the drained vermicelli and set the mixture aside to cool a little.
Seal the narrow end of the squid tube with a toothpick, and fill each tube about two thirds (a spoon will help). Fill enough so that you will be able to seal the wide end with a toothpick. You will now have four ‘pillows’.
Wipe the frypan, oil again, and fry the pillows three minutes each side while you steam your greens.
Remove the pillows and use the tamari/honey sauce to deglaze the pan.
Arrange the greens on the plate. Remove the toothpicks and slice each pillow to arrange it nicely over the greens. Spoon over the sauce to serve.
If you enjoyed this recipe, you might also enjoy this recipe for marinated squid rings, here .