Only 4 calamari today and plenty of bait in the freezer.
For a long time I have been a fan of pickled octopus, so on Dusky Chaser's advice and having tasted his, decided to try it on calamari.
Wow, I lament having wasted so many culinary treats in the past.
After cutting the tubes into rings for dinner, with nothing to lose I cut the tentacles off just in front of the eyes, separated them and cut them into morsel lengths.
The wings were then sliced cross ways without bothering top remove the hard ridge where it attaches to the tube.
All were then tossed into a large saucepan of boiling water which after having returned to the boil for 2mins, was emptied into a stainless colander.
This was then poured into a serving dish into which some vegetable oil was added (I use Peanut or Sunflower) then a generous swish of cider vinegar.
Add some slivers of fresh Garlic and Ginger then toss in some mixed dried herbs and chilli powder to taste.
This should rest for 24hrs.
Mialla popped in for a brew only 6 hrs later(just back from his Mallacoota trip), so thought we would try a sample, it was game over, within an hour not a morsel was to be found in the serving dish.