Thai Calamari Salad
  Raw Calamari Whole, Cleaned

1 lb cleaned Blue Sea® Calamari
2-1/4 teaspoons salt
3 Tablespoons Asian fish sauce (nuoc nam)
3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 small sweet onion, such as Vidalia or Walla Walla, very thinly sliced
1 carrot, peeled and shredded
1 large head Boston lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves


  • In 4-quart saucepan, combine 3 quarts water and 2 teaspoons salt; heat to boiling over high heat.

  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, crushed red pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and stir until sugar has dissolved. Stir in sweet onions and carrot.

  • Rinse the Blue Sea® Calamari Whole, Cleaned under cold running water.

  • Slice calamari crosswise into very thin rings. Cut tentacles into several pieces if large. Add to boiling water and cook until tender and opaque, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  • Drain and add to dressing in bowl.

  • Add lettuce, mint, and cilantro. Toss until mixed and coated with dressing.

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