Squid are fascinating creatures. Though they don’t look it, squid are classed as molluscs like snails, clams, and mussels.
They are voracious ocean predators that capture their prey by ensnaring it in two long tentacles which they shoot out when a tasty morsel is nearby.
Squid swim backwards, are faster than any other ocean invertebrate, and can change colour to camouflage themselves or signal to a prospective mate.
Their bright, white flesh also happens to be extremely tasty.
How to Cook
Squid is a versatile ingredient that can be fried, chargrilled, or added to paellas and seafood stews.
But it can easily go from soft and delicious to rubbery and unpleasant so take extra care not to overdo it.
Both the body and tentacles are perfect for coating in a light batter and frying quickly in oil to create classic calamari, which is best enjoyed with a squeeze of lemon and garlic mayo in the sun.
Squid tubes are also delicious when stuffed with intensely flavoured Spanish rice and baked for about 20 minutes
What to Drink
If you ask us, there’s no better way to enjoy a basket of calamari than washed down with a refreshing glass of light, zesty Cava.
All our fresh and frozen fish and seafood arrives at your door vacuum packed. This helps to ensure that it stays fresh and is easy to store in your fridge or freezer.
All fresh fish and seafood should be stored in the refrigerator at a temperature of between 1 and 4°C and consumed by the date given on its packaging.
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All deliveries will arrive before 5.30 pm.
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