Frozen Squid Tubes
Cleaned and skinned, these frozen squid tubes are ready for your cooking. Squid, also known as calamari, has an appetizing taste when cooked correctly. It has a firm yet tender meat, creamy white color, and mild subtle sweet flavor with succulent texture. A delicious seafood for an enjoyable meal anytime, a delight for Seafood lovers.
How to Cook Squid Tube
It can be cooked quickly for 30 minutes or slow-cooked. Cook briefly or braise to make it tough then tender.
Cut it into strips or rounds, cover in breading or batter and deep-fry for a calamari.
Stir-fry or sauté work nice as well. Or stuff with you favorite stuffing and braised or baked in a sauce in the oven.
Fair warning: avoid overcooking or it will turn tough but if it cannot be helped, keep cooking for 20 minutes or so until it becomes tender again.
This mollusc is rich in protein, minerals, and with good amounts of vitamins B6 and B12. It is also good source of selenium, copper and vitamin E.
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient for brain function and nervous system. Lower levels of this nutrient in the body may cause fatigue, depression, poor memory, lethargy, etc. A hundred gram of these sea wonders, can provide 54% of the daily value.
The micronutrient Copper, incorporated with proteins, is needed for the body organs' (like heart and brain) proper growth and development. Helps in maintenance of bone and connective tissue. Much like Selenium which has antioxidant properties to help prevent damage in cells from free radicals.
Fair warning: it is also high in cholesterol, moderation is advised to people with high cholesterol problem and inclusion of more vegetables when consuming this product.
Storage: Store in the freezer at temperatures 0° to +4 °C. After opening, must be consumed within 3 days.
In the refrigerator
Take out of the freezer and remove from packaging. Put in a lightly covered container.
Leave to thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
Place pack under cold running water.
24 hours in a fridge
360 days in a freezer at -25°C
Sautéed Squid Tubes and Tomatoes
400 g squid tubes
juice of half lemon
1 clove of garlic, minced
4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large tomato, cut in half
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried cilantro
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Wash the defrosted squid tubes and pat to dry.
Whisk minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice in a bowl and mix well.
Rub the marinade all over the squid tubes.
Season with salt, pepper and dried cilantro.
Sauté the marinated squid on a non-stick pan, cook all sides.
After a couple of minutes, transfer cooked squid onto a plate.
Sauté tomatoes on the same pan.
Place cooked tomatoes on the same plate and season with salt and dried thyme.
Drizzle the dish with extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of dried cilantro.
Garnish with lemon slices.
Serve and enjoy!