Home Cooking

what to do with a big squid body?


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Home Cooking 30

what to do with a big squid body?

LorenzoGA | Jan 31, 2014 11:11 AM

What's a good use for a large frozen squid body--about 7 or 8 inches long by 3-4 inches wide? It's not a cuttlefish according to the label but rather a squid. I am accustomed to using small squid in stir fries, scoring them in a crosshatch pattern, etc., but this guy is huge and would be difficult to cook in that manner unless I were to cut it up. I once tried a recipe that called for stuffing squid bodies with ground pork, and I did not care for the results.

I did a search and found a similar question from a few years ago:

Any new ideas? I am leaning toward cutting it open, pounding it flat, breading it and pan-frying it. Deep-fried squid rings (aka that bar-food favorite "calamari rings") are an option I'd rather avoid.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound