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So, I hope to do some writing tomorrow, and I hope that you, dear flist, can answer a very important question for me.

What does calamari taste like? What is its texture? Is it usually served with a sauce? If so, what kind? It the batter usually spiced or whatnot? Is it generally served in a plate or a basket (or another serving vessel altogether)? Does one typically consume it with alcohol?

If anyone knows, I'd like to know too!

If you're wondering why, I signed up for tentacle_fest.

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muddyroad
Mar. 27th, 2011 05:21 am (UTC)
NOMNOMNOMNOMNOM.

Ahem.

Calamari tastes very strong and fishy. The texture is like chewing on hard rubber when it's properly cooked - and by "properly cooked" I mean chopped into rings, battered (in PLAIN batter) and fried. Serving it with any kind of sauce is anathema - you serve it with lots of salt, maybe pepper and vinegar if you want, parsley and a lemon wedge and a side order of fries, on a nice big plate. Booze optional. It's pretty much a staple in Greek and Cypriot restaurants and takeaways, and one of the more expensive dishes.

... Now I'm hungry. DAMMIT.

You can also get them stuffed, Spanish style - squid left whole, stuffed and marinaded in red wine (I think) before cooking. I've never had them, but I expect it to taste much the same (minus the added ingredients.)
jaune_chat
Mar. 27th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much for the insight!
kethni
Mar. 27th, 2011 11:02 am (UTC)
Mmm calamari... It is normally rings but I've recently had it as chunks. It only needs a tiny bit of frying (less than 2 minutes) to make it tasty, too much and it's like trying to eat a tyre! Over here it's generally served with garlic myonaise as a dip.
jaune_chat
Mar. 27th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tips! :)
thinlizzy2
Mar. 28th, 2011 06:09 am (UTC)
We serve ours with a dill and parsley sauce; it's very nice. And they should be jus barely cooked; in and out of the pan in less than 2 minutes. Otherwise it's too tough.
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