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in search of: SQUID INK

HarryLloyd Sep 28, 2007 06:36 AM

Where can I find this stuff?

I called Taros and they have it, but they do not advertise it or display it in the store and they only sell it by the pound for $55. I just want maybe 100ml.

I called pusateris. they dont carry it. barely even heard of it.

Maybe SLM? who there would have it?

please help and TIA.


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  1. chocabot RE: HarryLloyd Sep 28, 2007 06:46 AM

    why don't you buy enough squid and freeze the remaining squid meat you don't need. More useful than 400mls of squid ink kicking around....

    maybe a restaurant you're friendly with could do you a fav?

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    1. re: chocabot
      HarryLloyd RE: chocabot Sep 28, 2007 06:57 AM

      do retail squids still have their ink sac? how do i remove the ink? is this easy? how much ink in one squid?


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        chocabot RE: HarryLloyd Sep 28, 2007 07:00 AM

        you have to get "uncleaned" squid. a dominion/loblaws product would be cleaned already so go to chinatown or a fish shop. i'm not sure how much is in one squid as the ink sack is small. ask the fishmonger. my guess is a couple lbs for 100 ml...

    2. Recyclor RE: HarryLloyd Sep 28, 2007 06:57 AM

      You could try giving this place a call:


      1. pinstripeprincess RE: HarryLloyd Sep 28, 2007 11:57 AM

        i recently went on a bit of a hunt myself... it seems to be rather available. over the phone i was able to get this much info from some of them.

        domenics in slm - 10 "pieces" 1 lb, 4.99... which i really think was 49.99
        diana's - 1lb $75
        city fish - 1lb $50
        bill's lobster - only has it when he's got the squid!

        and my winner..

        pisces - 2oz jars for 7.99

        i certainly did not want a pound of ink sitting in my fridge!

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        1. re: pinstripeprincess
          Snarf RE: pinstripeprincess Sep 28, 2007 12:18 PM

          Pisces was bought out by Mike's Fish when the owner passed away a couple of years ago. As they have a large stall in SLM and run the counters in Pusateri's and some other retail operations, it should be in all these other places, too.

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          Foodie Boy RE: HarryLloyd Sep 28, 2007 01:01 PM

          Squid Ink is available frozen in 500gr containers. try www.qualifirst.com

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