Thursday, June 05, 2008

Mango Salad With Squid

My grandmother used to have a huge mango tree in front of her house. We just love the juicy sweet mango and some of the mango can weight up to 2 pound each. Because of the heavy weight some of the mango will fall to the ground when it is still green. We will either pickle it or make it into green mango salad. This is one of our favorite recipes to make. It's simple yet really refreshing to eat especially in this hot and humid weather.

Ingredients :
2 unripe mango - peel and shredded thinly
1 squid - clean, cut and boil for 2 min (optional)
2 kafir lime leaves - slice thinly (optional)
few spring of cilantro - roughly chopped
3 bird eyes chilies - slice thinly
4 tbsp of roasted peanuts - crushed
2 tsp of toasted sesame seeds

Dressing :
2 tbsp of fish sauce
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 tsp of palm sugar or sugar
Juice of 2 lime
salt to taste

1) In a large bowl combined mango, squid, kafir lime leaves, cilantro, chilies, peanuts and sesame seeds. Set aside.
2) Combined all dressing ingredients. Mix well and pour into the mango. Toss everything.
3) Transfer to a plate and garnish with some extra peanuts and sesame seeds.

Note : You can add some dried shrimp or fresh grill shrimp to this salad.

12 comments:

Beachlover said...

oh!! I love mango salad!!.When must order this dish when I eat in Thai's restaurant expect they shredded the mango very fine!!.Now you make me wanna to make this dish!

Lil' Ms Pinky said...

As I was going through the post, my saliva glands jumped to work immediately! Towards the end of the post, I was salivating already!!!! I love the Thai kerabu mango salad, with spicy kick and sweet-sourish taste!

Now I got craving for mango salad pulak. Too bad the pilot doesn't like it, otherwise I would make a whole tong of it and keep in the fridge. :)

Joanna said...

I visit your blog everyday and only have a chance to bake on weekends. May I ask if a tbsp in cooking is the same as tbsp in baking? thanks.

shirleysphotojournal said...

I must drink a lot of water... cos' I'm drooling again. lol.
Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your kinds words are like music to my ears. ^_^

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
Ah, those sotong looks so good... I can almost feel like chewing on it right now. I bet you bought the sotong from the Oriental store, right? Haven't seen sotong being sold in local grocery yet..

PEARLY said...

oh gosh I never know mango also can goes along with sotong .
look real yummy xxxx:)

Zue Murphy said...

Oh! Mango salad is my favorite! But never taste it with squid before. I must try your recipe the next time I buy mango. Can I use the big red skin mango (Indian mango)?

Kevin said...

I have been wanting to try a salad made with unripe mangoes. It looks good!

I Cook4Fun said...

Lesley, I too love mango salad!! Too bad I can't fresh bunga kantan here if not it will taste even bettter.

Pinky, ha ha... you can make and eat it all yourself. After all it's not fattening :)

Joanne, thanks for your visit and comment. 1 tbsp in baking and cooking are the same :)

Shirley, ha ha..thank you.

Cat, I bought the sotong from the Asian store. All clean and cut and i just have to cook it!!

Pearly, make sure you don't over cook the sotong if not it will be rubberry :)

Zue, I bought this mango from the Asian store. Not sure if you can use the Indian Mango or not as to me they are usually too soft and ripe. Maybe you can try it :)

Kevin, thank you.

Big Boys Oven said...

this dish looks so refreshing! yummy!

Salt & Turmeric said...

gert, i tot have to add vinegar. hehe. im so blur. i planned of making this tomorrow. we'l see. lol.
reminds me of this chicken rice place in d'sara. w/o fail il order this to compliment the chicken rice. so so good!

I Cook4Fun said...

BBO, it is refreshing for this hot weather :)

Farina, you can add vinegar if your mango is not sour enough. Mine is sour and also I added some lime juice :)