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Spicy Squid Jeotgal Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb squid, cleaned and sliced into rings
- 1/2 cup Korean coarse sea salt
- 1/4 cup Korean red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup fish sauce
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small onion, sliced thinly
- 1 small carrot, julienned
- 1 small green onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Special equipment needed:
- Glass jar with lid

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a large bowl, mix together the squid, salt, and red pepper flakes. Let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour.

2. Rinse the squid thoroughly under cold running water and squeeze out any excess water.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together the fish sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, water, garlic, onion, carrot, green onion, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.

4. Add the squid to the bowl and mix well.

5. Transfer the mixture to a glass jar and press down firmly to remove any air pockets.

6. Cover the jar with a lid and let it sit at room temperature for 1-2 days.

7. After 1-2 days, transfer the jar to the refrigerator and let it sit for at least 1 week before serving.

- Time:
Preparation time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Cooking time: None
- Room temperature for 1-2 days
- Refrigerator temperature for at least 1 week
Serving size:
- 4-6 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 180
- Fat: 5g
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Protein: 20g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Squid can be substituted with shrimp or octopus.
- Korean coarse sea salt can be substituted with regular sea salt.
- Korean red pepper flakes can be substituted with regular red pepper flakes.
- Fish sauce can be substituted with soy sauce.

- Add sliced jalapenos or Thai chilies for extra heat.
- Add sliced ginger for a different flavor profile.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to rinse the squid thoroughly to remove any excess salt.
- Press down firmly on the mixture in the jar to remove any air pockets.
- Let the mixture sit at room temperature for at least 1-2 days before refrigerating.

Storage instructions:
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Reheating instructions:
- Serve cold.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve in a small dish or bowl.

- Garnish with chopped green onion or sesame seeds.

- Serve with rice or noodles.

Suggested side dishes:
- Kimchi
- Steamed vegetables

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the mixture is too salty, rinse the squid again under cold running water.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to clean and sanitize all equipment before use.
- Store in the refrigerator at all times.

Food history:
- Jeotgal is a traditional Korean side dish made by fermenting seafood with salt and other seasonings.

Flavor profiles:
- Salty, spicy, tangy, and umami.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as a side dish or appetizer.

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Region: Korean

Taste: Spicy, Salty, Tangy, Umami, Fishy