Buying Squid (Calamari) online: Know What to Look for
Calamari, known as Squid, a close relative of octopus and cuttlefish is a delicacy enjoyed worldwide. Its tubes and tentacles are the most common parts of the squid used in high end cuisine. The reason being that these are the two most easy to prepare, meaty and deliciously tender parts of the entire squid.
Its flesh is of an opaquely white color, has a firm meat-like feel, with a speckled, pinkish-red outer skin. When cooked Calamari tubes and tentacles, are soft and moist, turning a beautiful golden brown.
One of the most nutrient packed types of seafood fresh Calamari tubes and tentacles are loaded with essential nutrients like potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
Calamari tubes and tentacles are prepared as sushi, grilled and added to the most exquisite seafood chowders.
Each standard pack contains 1 pound of Calamari Tubes and Tentacles.
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How to properly defrost frozen seafood: We recommend that all frozen seafood be defrosted by placing product in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours depending upon the density. Never force thaw a product by running it under water (hot or cold as it can cook the product). Not only does this reduce the flavor, but it is also a health hazard.
Lemon-Oregano Grilled Calamari Tubes And Tentacles
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 red and 1 green pepper, chopped finely
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped finely
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 pounds Calamari tubes and tentacles
Cut the calamari tubes into half inch strips and put them in a bowl along with the tentacles. Season with the salt, olive oil, dried oregano, lemon zest, half of the lemon juice, the red and green peppers. Then mix lightly to combine the ingredients and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes place the Calamari tubes and tentacles on a medium heated grill, for 2 minutes per side. This can be done in batches, until finished. When all the batches are done place everything in a large serving plate, sprinkle the parsley and the remaining lemon juice over the freshly grilled calamari tubes and tentacles, then enjoy. This dish can also be served with some hot pepper barbeque dipping sauce.