How to make Squid balls

Ingredients:

350 g washed, minced fish meat
5 tbsps. chopped garlic
150 g minced squid meat
1 tsp MSG
1 1/2 c cornstarch
1/4 tsp. baking soda
4 tbsps. Refined sugar
1 1/2 tsp. binder
2 tbsps. salt`
iced water

Procedure:

1. Fillet fish, remove skin. Wash fillet and minced fish meat.
2. Meanwhile wash squid thoroughly. Pull out head. Remove skin of the mantle and wings. Wash. Cut into cubes and minced or grind.
3. Mix fish meat with salt until sticky. Add other ingredients except cornstarch and binder.
4. Melt binder in iced water and alternately add to the mixture. Mix the minced squid meat.
5. Form into balls and set in lukewarm water for 20 minutes. drain.
6. Cook squid balls in shimmering water for 30 minutes.
7. Drain and cool the finished product.
8. Store in freezer.

Source: da.bfar.gov.ph, photo courtesy www.khiewchanta.com and www.newth.net

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