Stuffed Squid in Plain Soup in Thai, Gang Jued Pla Muk Yud Sai
10 squids (small size)
1 cup minced pork
3 cucumbers (peeled and cut horizontally 4 times)
2 group scallion (cut 1 inch long)
1 group coriander (cut 1 inch long)
1/4 cup minced carrot
2 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. light soy sauce
1 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 cups stock from pork or chicken bone
1. Clean the squids very well.
2. Mix minced pork with 1 tbsp. minced garlic, pepper, minced carrot and light soy sauce.
3. Stuff the squids with mixed pork and close the hole with its tentacles.
4. Peel the cucumbers and clean.
5. Fry 1 tbsp. minced garlic until it has aromatic smell.
6. Heat the stock. When it is boiling, add stuffed squids and cucumber. Cook for 8 minutes then remove from the stove.
7. Add scallion, coriander and mix well. When you serve, don’t forget to sprinkle fry garlic in the soup. It will give the nicest smell that makes your stomach cry.
When I was writing this recipe, I was thinking about the time I studied at primary school, Anuban Yasothon. It was also where my aunt taught.
This was an Anuban School, I will call it a brand name school because in all provinces all over Thailand there is a school with this name. They have the same pattern of rules and food, characteristic of teachers and students. I can compare it because I went to this brand name school to study in Yasothon and work in Ubon Ratchathani, where I first met my husband. :p hehe
10 years after I finished grade 6, I can’t believe they have the same food and same taste to serve their students. The good thing is the food, stuffed cucumbers in plain soup, reminded me of the time in the passed 10 years. (They made it stuffed cucumber because the squid is too expensiveâ€¦ haha)
However, the plain soup with cucumber in it always tastes so good. It has a little sweet taste from cucumber and great fragrance.
I hope this will remind any of you, who are Anuban family members, the time at school like it has reminded me. 🙂