How to clean and prepare squid

8 December 2014

How to clean and prepare squid

To be able to cook and eat squid it is necessary to remove the beak and quill which is the inedible cartilage. Make sure the squid is absolutely fresh before cooking – it should be completely odourless.

Wash the squid thoroughly and remove the tentacles by pulling them away from the body
Remove the entrails from inside the body together with the clear quill
Remove the purple membrane from the outside of the body. Using a sharp knife, cut off the fins
Returning to the tentacles, cut off the head and squeeze to remove the beak

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