There’s something to be said for a man who knows how to cook. While it’s far from the most important factor in terms of getting the girl you want; it’s still a skill that, if pulled off well, will put you in a very positive light.
I’m about to share with you the most delicious recipe on earth. One bite and the person you cook this for will want to tear your clothes off… after finishing their meal of course.
I once made this for a girl and after taking her first bite she looked at me wide eyed and said, “Oh my God! Did you make this? You’re like the hottest guy ever.”
Yes, this dish is that good and reactions like that are normal after tasting it.
The great thing about this recipe (other than the fact that it’s literally the most delicious thing most people have ever tasted) is that it’s very easy to make even for those with little to no cooking experience.
It looks amazing as well. The presentation of this dish will make you look like a professional chef.
The dish is an Asian Calamari Salad.
The secret of this calamari salad is the sauce.
And the secret of the sauce is a little thing called Gochujang pepper paste.
Gochujang pepper paste is virtually unknown outside traditional Korean food. It’s made from red pepper, soybeans, rice, and salt, all left to ferment in the sun in large clay pots. Don’t let this scare you away. When mixed with the right ingredients, Gochujang pepper paste can taste amazing.
The ingredients should be pretty simple to find. You’ll probably have to go to a place that specializes in Korean or Asian food for the Gochujang pepper paste, but trust me, it’s worth it.
Without further ado…
CALAMARI SALAD with GOCHUJANG SAUCE (for 2)
- 1/3 cup peanut oil
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 3 tbsp Gochujang pepper paste
- ½ tbsp Salt
- ½ pound calamari
- 1 cup mesclun mix
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tbsp salt
- ½ tbsp Black pepper
- ½ tsp white sesame seeds for garnish
- ½ tsp chopped fresh chives for garnish
- ½ tsp black sesame seeds for garnish
- 2 lemon wedges
Fried wonton bowl
- Cottonseed, peanut, or canola oil
- 2 wonton wrappers (6 by 6 inch)
- Combine the Gochujang pepper paste, sugar, and vinegar in a blender and blend until smooth. (This may take some time because Gochujang pepper is very coarse.)
- With the motor running, slowly add the oil and salt. (It should be approximately the consistency of ketchup when finished.)
- Heat oil to 375 degrees.
- Fry wonton basket around the outside of a ladle or bowl for about 2 minutes.
- Remove baskets and drain excess oil on a towel.
- Cut the calamari crosswise into 1/2 inch tube pieces.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Toss in flour to evenly coat, shaking off excess flour.
- Fry at 375 degrees until crisp, about 2 to 3 minutes per batch.
- Toss the calamari with the Gochujang sauce.
To assemble the salad
- Place greens on each plate.
- Place the wonton basket on top of the greens.
- Place another 1/8 cup of greens in the wonton basket.
- Fill wonton basket with calamari.
- Top with black and white sesame seeds, then chives.
- Serve with lemon wedge on the side.
Cook this the next time you have someone special over for dinner. You can thank me later.
Until next time.