when baking, follow directions.. when cooking, go by your own taste.. ~ Laiko Bahrs
well, i made nasi tomato, gulai ayam and tomato and celery acar the day before yesterday.. kept a portion for yesterday’s dinner and thought i should prepare another protein dish just because..
so, i made sotong tumis rempah.. tumis means stir fry, while rempah means spices, ergo the squid is stir fried with a combination of wet and dry spices.. 😀
it’s a recipe that’s suitable for other proteins as well, like chicken, beef, pork, and other seafood.. the curry leaves are optional, you can use kaffir lime leaves instead if you wish.. sometimes, i use kesom (vietnamese mint) shoots, which lends a really wonderful aroma and flavor to the dish..
by the way, if you wish to add more heat to the dish, you can add chopped bird eye chillies to it.. or, if you don’t like chopped bits in the sauce, you can just crush the chillies slightly to break it, using the back of your knife.. the chillies will still impart heat while keeping its whole form and shape..