Yum Plamuk – Thai Squid Salad
Here’s an awesome salad for a poolside or sunny day treat. Awesome as a side dish or stand alone star!
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Remove glass noodles from their package and set in cold water.
In a mortar and pestle, combine the cilantro stems, minced garlic, and sugar and pound briefly until it becomes a coarse paste.
Squeeze two limes (about ¼ cup) and add 3 tbsp fish sauce to the mixture and stir. Add more sugar to taste.
In a large bowl, combine and mix the lettuce, celery, tomato, and onion.
Cook the glass noodles in boiling water for 5-10 seconds, drain, then add them to the salad.
Cook the squid in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, until the squid curls at the edges. Alternatively, it may be grilled.
Add cooked squid to the salad bowl and toss with dressing.