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Jul 29, 2008 12:23 PM

Squid Tubes

Had some squid in the freezer that I was going to cook up tonight and grill up but just came across the freshest looking tubes that Ive seen at the local fish market and had to grab them up.

Any ideas out there for something different: want to do something beyond the run of the mill simple grill or stir fry. Thanks.

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  1. Besides fried, which is the quick-cook method, you can stuff and braise them, the long-cook method. I've only done it once and it was a spinach, bread crumbs, garlic, pine nuts kinda thing. In tomato sauce. Simmered I think a good hour stove-top. Might be too hot tonight for that approach, yankeefan!

    1. I like stuffing them with mozarella, pine nuts, a little bit of garlic and basil and grilling them.

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      1. re: emerilcantcook

        At Christmas I make them stuffed with lobster, shrimp, scallops and just a little bread crumb and hot pepper, baked in tomato sauce.
        The rule is either cook them a short time (5 minutes or less), like grilled or fried, or a long time like baking (an hour or so). In between will be too tough.

        1. My husband (he's British and we live in England) likes his squid very plain. I first saute some chopped red or green pepper and onion and then add the squid. After a few minutes, I add sweet chili sauce which seems a popular thing over here.

          1. Stuffed squid is very good. I also enjoy squid braised in a garlic, soy, vinegar mixture.