Cooking squid is not difficult and it is important to be aware of that. Too many cooks quit before they even begin, not knowing how straightforward this type of seafood is to prepare. Read the following squid cooking tips and find out how to prepare and cook this wonderful ‘fruit of the sea’.
Step by Step Guide
If you are faced with a whole squid the first thing you need to do is pull the tentacles away from the body. Reach up inside the body for the quill, which is going to feel like a shard of plastic. Pull this down, out of the squid, and throw it away. Rinse inside the ‘hood’ (squid body) with cold running water.
What’s next in our squid cooking tips? Well, you see the wing-like flaps? Those are the ears. Pull them off the body. Also pull the mauve-colored skins away from the ears and body. You only want the white meat left. Slice below the eyes to cut the tentacles off and check each tentacle for the hard beak. If you find it, throw it out. Continue reading