Yum Pra-Muek (Thai Squid Salad)


Yum Pra-Muek (Thai Squid Salad)

Thai special squid delicacy
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4 people


  • 500 gms Squid
  • 1 no Cucumber
  • 1 Red pepper small size
  • 1 Yellow pepper small size
  • 1 no Tomato remove the seeds, medium size
  • 2 stems Fresh scallion or spring onion
  • 100 grams Coriander or cilantro
  • 5 pcs Red bird chili remove the seeds
  • 2 pcs Fresh garlic
  • 1 piece Thai Food King Garlic whole in brine)
  • 3 tbsp Fish sauce Thai Fish Oyster Brand
  • 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 3 pcs Lemon


  • Clean and wash the fresh squids, removing all inner matters and skin.
  • Cut through the side so that the meat is in a single "sheet".
  • Cut the meat into strips about 3/4" to 1" wide and 2" long.
  • If desired, slash one side in a close criss-cross patterns, and the strip will curl into a roll upon cooking.
  • Place the squid pieces into a wire strainer with long handle.
  • Boil a pot of water, and immerse the strainer with the squid meat into the boiling water to cook.
  • For very fresh squid, cook until the meat had turned opaque and heated through.
  • For frozen, or "not so fresh" squid, it is advisable to cook a little longer.
  • Lift the squid out of the boiling water and let drain in the strainer.
  • Place the well drained squid meat into a bowl and add fish sauce and lime or lemon juice. 11)Place the squeezed lemon and blend them all together the juice of pickled garlic, fresh garlic, red bird chilis, sugar. :- If you are do not want very spicy, add some red bell pepper.
  • Adjust tastes by adding more of either ingredients. :- The tastes should be tangy sour with sufficient salty tastes.
  • Place on a serving platter (lined with red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and topped with chopped scallions, cilantro, See picture 2)
  • For Garnishing:- You can add the mint leaves or basil leaves on top of the platter
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