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Old 01-21-2006, 07:50 PM   #11
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Your squid do not look cleaned to me. Here are some websites link that will help you in cleaning your squid:

http://www.squidfish.net/squidcleaning.shtml

http://homecooking.about.com/library.../aa081202b.htm

Cleaning can be a tricky job because squid are so slippery so be careful when handling a knife and raw squid.
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:57 PM   #12
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My first reaction is that I would thaw it in the trash can! But to be fair, I've never tried it, so I guess I will have to try it sometime.

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Old 01-21-2006, 08:18 PM   #13
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My first reaction is that I would thaw it in the trash can! But to be fair, I've never tried it, so I guess I will have to try it sometime.

Barbara
It's okay Barbara!! They're good fried. You should have seen dh when he tried them. He was eating them like they were candy and when he was on his last piece, I asked him if they were good, he said, heck yeah, so , I told him what it was and it flew out of his mouth onto the floor
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:19 PM   #14
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Your squid do not look cleaned to me. Here are some websites link that will help you in cleaning your squid:

http://www.squidfish.net/squidcleaning.shtml

http://homecooking.about.com/library.../aa081202b.htm

Cleaning can be a tricky job because squid are so slippery so be careful when handling a knife and raw squid.
wow, I thought the lady said they were clean. Thank you for the links. I don't know if this will be fun or not.
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:25 PM   #15
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If you are a mom you've done plenty of more nasty tasks. There should be no smell it is just gooey and slimey. It is well worth the few minutes of playing in the goo for the succulent flavor and texture of fried calamari. MMMMMMmmmm....
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:28 PM   #16
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If you are a mom you've done plenty of more nasty tasks. There should be no smell it is just gooey and slimey. It is well worth the few minutes of playing in the goo for the succulent flavor and texture of fried calamari. MMMMMMmmmm....
Many a nasty job!! I'm sure it will be worth it! Thanks Aurora!
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:36 PM   #17
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Have you tried squid stakes they are from the larger squid?
very good!
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Old 01-21-2006, 09:03 PM   #18
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To revive that 'sea' flavour when thawing fish and seafood, place the seafood in a dish with some MILK and leave it in the fridge overnight (or until thawed), turning once or twice.

If you try to thaw it in fresh water, it will have that awful 'frozen' taste to it.

If the squid is cut up, it won't take very long to thaw. In hot weather, definitely thaw it in the fridge, not at room temp.

The soaking milk can be used to make a white sauce, or for poaching, if desired, but don't store it! Use it in the same meal as the thawed fish/seafood.
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You can cook and eat the tube and the tenticles but not the stuff in between. The head with the beak and the ink sack should be tossed.
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:29 PM   #20
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If you try to thaw it in fresh water, it will have that awful 'frozen' taste to it.
When thawing in water you would want to keep it in its packaging.
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