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Old 01-14-2006, 02:28 PM   #11
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Yes, I know that calamari is squid. I found it at Walmart. I just can't find any of the stuff to make sushi now. Not even the rice or nori. I hate living down here!
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Old 01-14-2006, 03:07 PM   #12
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Old 01-14-2006, 03:11 PM   #13
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Oh boy, my aunt would love that!! She is in Spokane.
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Old 01-14-2006, 03:51 PM   #14
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Yes, I know that calamari is squid. I found it at Walmart. I just can't find any of the stuff to make sushi now. Not even the rice or nori. I hate living down here!
I'm sorry - I thought your question was, "Where in the world would a peson find squid tubes and tenacles to make calamari?"

If you don't have an Asian market in your area you can sometimes find the "other stuff" to make sushi on the "Ethnic Foods" isle of your grocery store. If not, then it's going to be "mail order" time. There are many places online that sell sushi making kits and supplies.

There is also plenty of help online if you need sushi recipes. Some of them list sources for supplies.
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Old 01-14-2006, 04:02 PM   #15
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I'm sorry Michael, I meant to say, fried calamari. I know that squid IS calamari,but, was meaning to specify what KIND of calamari My fault. Thanks for everyones replys!!
I might be able to find all the sushi stuff in Rockwall. I'll have to look around.
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Old 01-21-2006, 12:49 PM   #16
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Okay, now what do I do? I have no idea how many are in here, I'm sure too much, It's 2 1/2 lbs. Is there anyway to separate them still frozen and thaw how much I want and freeze the rest? Do I just thaw them in the frig? Do I use just the tubes?
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:31 PM   #17
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Squid can be caught here in the Puget Sound and is in November thru January. I've had it cooked with 10 minutes of pulling it onto the boat and frozen. I can not tell the difference.Raw squid is pretty mild so I actually like it sautéed in butter. If you overcook it you'll think you have a mouth full of Office Max rubber bands. The point was that your local butcher should be able to order in a 5 # box for you without much trouble.
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:32 PM   #18
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Is there anyway to separate them still frozen and thaw how much I want and freeze the rest? Do I just thaw them in the frig?
One way is to remove them from the bag and run cold tap water over them for about 5-minutes (to melt the ice holding them together) and then break them apart (one way is to lay them over a rolling pin - the squids parallel to the rolling pin - and press down on the ends to break them apart) and immediately bag, tag, and toss the portion you want to keep frozen into the freezer. The remainder you can allow to finish thawing overnight in the refrigerator.

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Do I use just the tubes?
That totally depends on your recipe, or preference.
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:29 PM   #19
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Whole Foods generally has them fresh but Texas is a big state and there may not be one near you. THe frozen will prolly taste just fine! enjoy
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