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Squid & Cuttlefish

There are hundreds of different species of these cephalopods worldwide. Squids are delicious, healthy and affordable. Squids are available in tubes, rings, tentacles, flower-cut & pineapple scored. The two longest tentacles that catch the prey are called ‘candles’ and are the most tender.

 

Calamari is a type if squid that has fins which run along the entire length of their body.

 

Cuttlefish flesh is considered firmer and more flavoursome than squids. Cuttlefish have a calcified internal shell which results in a lower recovery rate.

 

Kiwi fruit and milk are great to tenderize squid.

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Additional Information

Cooking Suggestions

The golden rule for cooking ink fish is over a high heat for short amount of time (<2min). Cook prepared squid in small batches. Squid is easy to clean – pull head out from body by pinching between the eyes. Cut tentacles from below eyes. Pull out quill and viscera. Pull wings and skin off.

Health and Nutrition

Contain important minerals for our body including Copper, Selenium and Zinc. Also they’re plentiful in Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) a useful remedy for migraines.

Handy Hint

Score the flesh to help heat penetrate fast quickly

Fast Fact

Cuttlefish ink is used to colour pasta & risotto

Recipe Card

Chilli Basil Squid Stir-fry

Accompaniment

Hoisin Sauce, Garlic, Palm sugar, Crushed Chilli

Alternative

Squid, calamari, cuttlefish, octopus, abalone