Ok, right now I'm feeling pretty smug w/ myself--I won't even feign humility today. First, I conquered my first whole squid battle last night on my home turf and lived to tell it...like Iron Chef w/o the competitor part or pressure to make five amazing dishes. It was just me, the squid, a recipe from Corinne Trang (nicely paraphrased by Candy if you scroll down the board a bit)...and my digital camera.
I've been documenting my home creations since Dec. when I got myself a Canon Powershot A95. However, being the tech-challenged person that I am, it's been a slow process of learning to use the camera, downloading pics to computer, uploading to server, and finally sharing them w/ the cyberworld, namely you, my fellow CH culinary comrades--who push yourselves to do better in the trenches everyday. So, getting to the point of sharing these photos w/ you is my second source of pride.
With all that build-up, I really hope the link to my ofoto album below will work. Bear w/ me if any fine-tuning is in order.
A few words to preface the pictorial: I am utterly grateful and joyful that: a) I tried making something w/ whole squid and b) that I used Ms. Trang's recipe as a guide (I rarely follow recipes these days). I've never handled or made fresh whole squid in my home kitchen; it was easier than I anticipated and more delicious than I could have imagined. I highly recommend this experience and recipe and will be playing w/ new variations to come.
Ok, I'll shut up now and let the pictures and captions speak for themselves...enjoy!