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Calamari in Satay Sauce on Vermicelli Noodles

When I’ve got a little bit of free time, I like to experiment with food. Sometimes it turns out to be okay.. and sometimes it turns out to be pretty good.
This one is prettyyy goood. I just really like satay sauce and seafood so this was a hit for me. If you’re not a fan of seafood, you can always substitute it for chicken, beef or even tofu if you’re vegetarian. Everything mixed together with the taste of toasted sesame seeds is mouth-watering so let’s get straight into it shall we?!

Calamari in Satay Sauce on Vermicelli Noodles
3 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
handful of sesame seeds, toasted
1 broccoli, chopped in florets
4-6 squid tubes, cleaned, sliced in 2cm strips and scored diagonally
vermicelli noodles
spring onions, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
paprika (optional)
salt & pepper to taste
Step 1: Prepare Garnish
Slice spring onions and set aside. Toast sesame seeds in dry skillet over medium heat for 4-5 minutes until brown.
Step 2: Make Satay Sauce
Heat olive oil in non-stick pot, cook garlic, ’til golden. Add peanut butter, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and a cup of hot water. Stir and bring to boil. Add water to adjust consistency. Should just cover the back of a wooden spoon. When you’re happy with the consistency, season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Step 3: Prepare Vermicelli Noodles 
Turn kettle on. Place noodles in heat proof dish and soak in boiling water. Set aside for  about 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
Step 3: Cook Calamari and Broccoli
Heat up sesame oil in pan. Add broccoli and toss for about 3 minutes on high heat. Add calamari and cook for about a minute and take off heat. Season with salt and pepper. 
Step 4: Assemble The Dish
Add noodles in bowl, pour satay sauce over noodles, add calamari and broccoli stir fry and top with spring onions and toasted sesame seeds for garnish. 

This serving was enough for 3 people. 🙂
Enjoy! Feel free to comment below if you have any questions!

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  • Oh my god. My stomach is grumbling now. I LOVE calamari, and I’m currently on a peanut butter obsession, so this is nothing but appealing to me!! Yum! Is squid expensive? Thanks for this amazing recipe! 🙂 You have a new follower!