Just julienne and mix for an easy summertime appetizer to enjoy with drinks. Once you've cut up the carrot, you're half-way there! The raw carrots combined with oil ensure that you take in lots of carotin efficiently too. And there's lot of capsaicin in the chili peppers too.
Slice the carrot in half, then cut up into long, thin strips by julienning. Cut up the green onion the same size as the carrot. Put both plus the shredded squid into a bowl.
Add the ● ingredients to the bowl. The squid may ball up a bit so mix to distribute it evenly. Add the sesame oil at the end and mix again. Put on serving plates, scatter with some sesame seeds and it's done.
Story Behind this Recipe
Some time ago, my Italian cooking teacher for some reason told me that he loved to eat this combination of carrots and shredded dried squid, so I tried to remember what he told me and recreated it.
If you use ready to eat dried shredded squid or that you have on hand, you can make a "B-class gourmet" appetizer that's great to munch on with sake. If you add the sesame oil with seasoning ingredients, it will coat the carrots and prevent the flavors from penetrating them properly, so add the oil later.