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Where to buy squid ink??

pang Sep 26, 2008 08:20 AM

I need to score some for this weekend. Any suggestions??? Thank you endlessly...

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    9lives Sep 26, 2008 10:39 AM

    I'm not an expert at this..did it twice. If you can find whole uncleaned squid (Chinatown mkts), you can extract it yourself. I suppose practice makes perfect..:)


    eta..agree with hew Deal or Courthouse..lot easier..:)

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      Fort Point Sep 26, 2008 10:35 AM

      You might try the new Spanish market next to Estragon on Harrison Ave. It is called Las Ventas. Would call first 617-266-0905. I think I saw little packets of it there near the cash register. Does it usually come as a liquid because I don't think these packets were?

      1. itaunas Sep 26, 2008 08:36 AM

        I have gotten it from either Courthouse or New Deal in the past (both the sacs from fresh squid, but also from a jar), I think between the two you would be able to get it today. You might also try Capone's or Salumeria Italiana (less likely), but I would call both of these first. There are small packets sometimes sold frozen, jars (a real lot).

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        1. re: itaunas
          bella_sarda Sep 26, 2008 11:10 AM

          Best I've gotten was from New Deal Fish Market. FYI it's located on Cambridge St. at Fulkerson in East Cambridge.

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