How to select and clean squid: cuttingsquid. Squid: how to clean and cook?

Вт, 30 авг 2016 Автор: Марина Горецкая

Deciding to pamper your family with an exotic marine delicacy,
the best option of satisfying, wholesome and extraordinary taste
dishes, will be cooking squid.

But above all, squid, should be properly selected and cleaned,
because it directly affects the appearance of the dish and its flavor

The right choice of squid

Fresh squid is best for easy cleaning.
the covering film is very easily removed. But unfortunately, in
supermarkets sell frozen products, and in order not to
there were problems with its cleaning and cooking, seafood, you need to be able to
choose the right. The important point is that the squid does not
must undergo a defrost and re-freeze so
how it all complicates the process of cleaning it. For this, when
choosing a product, it is recommended to pay attention to

• Squid carcasses should be easily separated and also not be
stuck to each other. If they are difficult to separate, this
means their freezing again.

• The meat of the carcass must be white. If it has red
or a bluish tint, it also means that seafood is already
subjected to defrosting, after which the meat has taken over the color of the skin

And, of course, at home, squids are stored in the freezer, in front of
cleaning and cooking are not thawed. Remember this.

Cleaning and cutting squid

1. First of all, the frozen squid carcass should be poured
boiling water, then immediately put in cold water, this method
упростит процесс снятия кожицы с squid.

2. Cut off the clam’s head – if there is one and the tentacles (they
useful in cooking).

3. Gut the insides well.

4. Feel on the mantle transparent, thin chord (spine
mollusk) and pull it out.

5. On the other side of the knife, peel the squid from the outside and
inside. In some cases, the film is well removed from the wide
side of the mantle to narrow, one movement, like a stocking. Carcass after
cleaning, should turn white.

6. Thoroughly wash the squid carcass under running water.

7. Previously separated tentacles also need to be peeled. This is done
easy, as the skin on them is more delicate than on the mantle itself
squid and well removed after scalding with boiling water under
running water.

According to the results of cleaning squid, for cooking
two products will be obtained: a carcass and tentacles.

The secrets of cooking delicious squid in different ways

• Boiled squid

Pour water into prepared pan. Add salt to it
bay leaf, allspice (peas), then wait
boiling water.

Peeled carcasses of squid dipped in boiling water for 10-15 seconds.
Then immediately pull out to avoid digestion of the fillet.

There is another method of cooking. Everything is done the same as in
previous method, but after boiling the water the carcass is lowered into
boiled water and removed from the heat. Then insist about
10 min.

• Frying squid

Before you start grilling seafood first
queue is required to boil it one of the above

Then cool the cooked squid and cut into strips or

Cook the lemon. To do this, beat the eggs, add them
spices, sour cream or mayonnaise.

Sliced ​​fillet dip in ice cream and roll in breadcrumbs for

Fry in a pan with the addition of a small amount
vegetable or butter for 3-5 minutes

In the same way, the dish can be cooked in a fryer.

The remaining squid tentacles can be cooked or
fry in one of the recipes.

• Squid stuffing

Pre-peeled carcasses of mollusks slightly discourage. Then
cooked stuffing (it can be mushrooms with onions and eggs,
vegetable or even meat stuffing) more than half stuffed
broken carcass.

The edges are fixed with a skewer. Stuffed squid stew in
preheated to 180 degrees oven with added water for
10–15 min. 2-3 minutes until ready sprinkled with grated cheese.
Baked until golden brown.

Squid Cooking Tips

1. In order for the meat of the mollusk to be soft, its cooking time is not
must exceed 15 sec.

2. It is not recommended to overload the dish during cooking.
squid various spices. The dish will be too rich
will lose its exotic taste.

3. Some cooks, for giving greater flavor, during
cooking add a slice of lemon to the water or one bag of black

The cooking options for this delicacy are huge.
It all depends on your desires and eating habits.

Now learning how to choose the right and easy to clean
seafood, you can pamper people close to you dietary,
одновременно сытными и, полезными блюдами из squid.

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