Squid

Squid

One of the things we look forward to is Squid season. One minute there are no Squid to be seen and then suddenly there are plenty. At the beginning of the season they are small, but very quickly grow

The flavour of squid is sweet and the texture is very tender. It is a versatile fish and can be cooked in a number of ways including frying, roasting, braising and chargrilling.

Whole squid are fully cleaned and prepared at the quayside for you, ensuring you get to enjoy all the benefits of this delicious fish with none of the hassle. 

Depending on the size of the squid that are landed, you may receive two medium squid or three smaller ones in your order. 

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Portion Size:
Min 150g
Serves:
Serves 1
Skin on:
No
Bones:
No
Latin name:
Decabrachia
Allergen:
Mollusc
May contain:
Crustacean, Fish

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Cooking techniques

HOW TO: A small deep-fat fryer is ideal for cooking small seafood such as squid, prawns, red mullet fillets, mussels, sprats, anchovies, whitebait and goujons.  As the temperature of the oil can drop when fish is added, it’s safer to leave frying of the bigger, battered fish to your local chippy!

Follow this method for perfectly crisp squid. You can use the same method for other fish of the type above:

Heat vegetable oil in your fryer to 175˚C/350˚F – using an oil thermometer makes this both safer and easier.   Keep an eye on the temperature as you prepare your fish.  Clean the squid and cut it into rings about ½ cm thick.  Get a couple of bowls and put some cold water in one, and some plain flour (ideally 00 or semolina) in the other. Put the squid rings in the water, use a sieve to drain them, then put them into the bowl with the flour, massaging so that the flour sticks to the squid.   

Carefully drop the coated squid rings into the hot oil and fry till crispy – this should take between 4 and 5 minutes. Drain the squid on some kitchen towel, season with salt and just a squeeze of lemon.

Take one of our cleaned Torbay squid and cut it into pieces. The head section can be cut into rings and the tentacles cut into 4 equal sized pieces.

Add some olive oil to a frying pan and get it nice and hot. Add lots of sliced garlic to the pan and when it just starts to colour add the squid. Toss the squid around in the hot pan for a minute or two which is all it will need to cook. Season it with salt and then add the juice of half a lemon and a handful of finely chopped parsley. If you like spice you can also add in some dried chilli at this point.

Toss the ingredients around in the pan again just to mix it all through, take off the heat and serve with crusty bread and a salad.

Recommended Butters & Sauces for Squid

Squid recipes

A selection of Mitch's favourite recipes for Squid