Steamed squid with spicy lime sauce (Pla-Muk Nueng Ma-Now)

Steamed squid with lime sauce in Thai called "Pla Meuk Neung Ma-Nao" (Pla Meuk = Squid, Neung = Steam, Ma-Nao = Lime) This delicious squid preparation is an excellent fresh and healthy side dish to dinner. Use fresh squid for the best texture and flavor.

  • 10 squids (about 500 g.)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red and green tiny hot chilli
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped peeled garlic
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Wash the squid well after removing the inedible portions.
  • Place a steamer half filled with water on medium heat. 
  • When the water is boiling, steam the squid for between three and five minutes. 
  • Remove them from the steamer, cut into bite-size pieces, and arrange these on a plate.
  • Put the fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar in a bowl, stir until the sugar has dissolved. 
  • Add the garlic, chilli, and stir to mix everything together. 
  • Spoon this sauce over the squid and serve.


kittie said…
Tan - I love your recipes, I have only just discovered your blog. It is making me excited as I am coming to Thailand next week to start a six month adventure in SE Asia!
Mr. Rush said…
Glad to see you back!
Sorina said…
Great recipe love it :) thanks looking forward to more recipes
Tan.wiratchada said…
Hi Kittie,
Welcome To Thailand and welcome to my kitchen too. Unfortunately I am currently not in Thailand. So cannot welcome you by myself.
Anyway I hope you have a wonderful trip.

Hi Gerald,
Thank your for your visit. But not 100% back still in M'sia already 2 weeks so fast...well have seen your email but will trying to reading today and make it possible to reply you.

Hi Sorina,
Thank you for stopping in and happy to know that you love Thai food. I trying to post more today and will missing again for a while.

Greeting from Gemas, M'sia
seasaltwithfood said…
Hey, I hope everything is okay. I understand Bangkok Airport still closed. Take care.
Tan.wiratchada said…
Hi Seasalt,
Thank you for the comment. Don't worried. Hopefully everything will be quite soon. I am also still in Malaysia. I feel don't understand with those problem also. I don't know what they want. Everything should be fine soon.
Thank you again.
southernoise said…
Tan, this looks super delicious! I'm gonna try this out when I see fresh squids. oh yum yum~!
I have cooked that and it was delicious
strongly recomended!!
Anonymous said…
This dish was absolutely delicious. I needed something different for some extra squid. This has now become a favorite; nice flavor and very tender!! My husband couldn't stop eating it!!! Thank you Tan
Tan.wiratchada said…
Thank you for stopping in with comment Southernoise,

Hi Demetrio's
Thank you for stopping in with your strongly recomment. But I don't think you get a true one with strongly taste heheheh...

Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for stopping in and happy that you like my recipe. Hope all it helpful.


Shari said…
Wonderful! Just wonderful!...
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