Char Grilled Phu Quoc Salt and Chile Squid: Muc Nuong Thang

Recipe courtesy Luke Nguyen
Show: Luke Nguyen's Vietnam Episode: Phu Quoc
TOTAL TIME: 16 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 6 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 whole squid (about 21 ounces)
  • 2 chiles, sliced
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
    • Salt and Pepper Lemon Sauce
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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    Directions

    Preheat a grill to medium heat.

    Pull away the squids head, using scissors, slice it open and carefully remove the ink sac, guts, and cartilage. Pat both sides dry with kitchen paper towel or tea towel and set aside.

    Pound the chile in a mortar and pestle.

    Mix 2 teaspoons salt and the pounded chile together, then coat both sides of the squid evenly with the mixture.

    Place the squid on the grill or in a grilling basket and char grill the squid for 3 minutes on each side or until brown.

    For the salt and pepper lemon sauce:

    In a dipping bowl, add the lemon juice, sea salt, and pepper and mix well.

    Cut the squid into bite-size pieces and dip into the salt and pepper lemon sauce.
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