Asian Noodles With Calamari

Asian Noodles With Calamari

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Try this seafood dish for your next dinner! Fresh calamari with Asian noodles makes a great winter treat!

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Cleaned Squid, cut into ⅓"-thick rings and tentacles halved
  • 8 oz 1/8"wide Dried Rice-stick Noodles (rice Vermicelli)
  • 6 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Asian Fish Sauce
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • ¾ tsp Hot Red Pepper Flakes
  • 6 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Kirby Cucumber, sliced into thin half-moons
  • 2 Scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Mixed Coarsely Chopped Herbs Such As Mint, basil, and cilantro

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Directions

Start by cooking squid in a 5-quart pot of well-salted boiling water, stirring once, until just opaque, for about 1 minute.
Transfer with a slotted spoon to an ice bath to stop cooking, save boiling water in pot.
Next, boil the noodles in same water until just tender for about 3 minutes.
When squid is cool, transfer to a plate and pat dry.
Save the ice bath.
Drain noodles, then transfer to ice bath to stop cooking.
Snip the noodles with kitchen shears about 2 or 3 times.
Whisk together lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl until sugar has dissolved.
Add in oil slowly, whisking until combined.
Add in noodles and calamari to dressing with cucumber, scallions, and herbs.
Make sure to toss well.
Serve.

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