Steamed Stuffed Sotong

A homely and traditional dish that seems to be slowly forgotten over time, this is an underrated wholesome recipe that one can prepare a satisfying meal for the whole family any day.
Juices from using minced meat draws out the natural sweetness of the sotong (aka squid), which is the star of this dish. Paired with the stuffing are water chestnuts, providing this dish with the CRUNCH that can be absolutely yummy! Last but not least, we add salted egg into this to elevate the flavour of this dish. There, a delicious combo done right!
This recipe is definitely a keeper, and we’ll encourage you to try it out too.

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Ingredients

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2large squids (sotong)
30g ginger (cut into fine thin strips)
1chili (seeds removed, cut into fine thin strips)
1stalk spring onions (chopped)
1tbsp light soy sauce
1tbsp chinese rice wine
150g minced meat
Marinade:
1tsp sesame oil
¼tsp salt
¼tsp pepper
1tsp oyster sauce
1salted egg yolk
2water chestnuts (chopped)

Directions

1.

Marinate 150g minced meat with,
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1 tsp sesame oil,
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¼ tsp salt,
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¼ tsp pepper,
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1 tsp oyster sauce
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Add and mash in 1 salted egg yolk
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Add 2 water chestnuts (chopped)
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Mix well and set aside for 30 mins
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9.

Clean and remove insides of 2 large squids
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Rinse with water and pat dry
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11.

Stuff squids with minced meat mixture
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Attach squid heads with toothpicks
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Add 1 tbsp light soy sauce
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1 tbsp Chinese rice wine
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Sprinkle fine strips of ginger and chili on top
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Steam for 10-15 mins depending on the size of squids
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17.

Slice and serve with juices from steaming
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Garnish with spring onions
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