calamari vs. cuttlefish
Posted 21 February 2003 - 02:12 PM
can anyone tell me if cuttlefish is the same as calamari? and if not, then which one tastes better?
i have an italian friend who catches cuttlefish at portsea. i haven't had a chance to eat them yet but he says they are great.
Posted 22 February 2003 - 11:45 PM
Cuttlefish are best stewed to tell you the truth I have never had it fried
when some one has caught one mum has always cooked it in a pressure cooker . Ive been told frying it makes it tougher than an old boot.
I would say its because a cuttlefish is a bit thicker and tougher in the flesh as
compared to squid ,the same can be said about Arrow squid ,they are a lot tougher than calamari and have nowhere near the same taste I find then to be bitter and tough
Posted 11 March 2003 - 01:41 PM
If you going to make a Pasta Marinara, substitute the calamari with cuttle.
The way I enjoy serpia (cuttle) is simply to ;
Make a Napoli sauce (i.e plan tomatoe sauce with basil) Or just buy a jar from s/market.
Clean and dice cuttle fish;
lightly fry (~5 minutes) with some parsley, garlic salt, pepper olive oil.
cook till all flesh turns white, at this point the cuttle will melt in you mouth, I have always found cuttle to be more tender than calamari.
Then add this to the napoli sauce (heated) and then serve with pasta of your choice, I prefer linguini.
sorry, I havent provided proportions for ingredients but just use common sense and you taste buds to detirmine if you need extra this or that, thats the way I was taught. Ive never been a strict follower of recipies. Be creative!
Posted 16 July 2003 - 01:51 PM
Freeze,soak in Milk and Bi carb for 4 hrs min.and fry supper hot ,super quick. Fantastic.
With flyers, tow them in a scalling bag for 5 minutes then clean! No slime and very tender once cooked.
They are stronger tasting than Calla's but have that rubber band buit still top eating.
Posted 21 July 2003 - 05:12 PM
Posted 22 July 2003 - 08:21 AM
PS: Why have all the colours dissapeared in the cuttlefish. I thought they were colourful animals. Do they loose their colour like squid do when they die?
Posted 22 July 2003 - 05:03 PM
Posted 23 July 2003 - 11:18 AM
Awseome creatures when you see them in your ice box with half the hood white, colour of the box, and the other half a brown, colour of the flathead that were under it!
Not touching the hair situation,...
Posted 23 July 2003 - 04:35 PM
Would a cuttlefish of this size taste the same or would it be tougher than a normal size one?
Posted 23 July 2003 - 04:44 PM
Posted 25 July 2003 - 08:53 AM
It is a shame about your friend loosing his hair. Twas indeed a fine mop. I wonder if he will attempt to grow a comb over. They look so good on blokes. Do you know that in some parts of the world, having a cow lick your bald spot is supposed to promote re-growth... Does your friend have any cows? Just an idea.... :
Posted 26 July 2003 - 02:10 AM
Thats one big mother of a cuttlefish and I mean big
That cuttlefish would have been like lifting a bag of housebricks on your rod
Imagine the mess after cleaning that bugger
As far as the hair situation goes you can tell ya mate
that youve seen more hairs on a bar of soap in a caravan park
Posted 28 July 2004 - 10:21 PM
Posted 16 May 2005 - 06:14 PM
thats the biggest cuttlefish i have ever seen caught.
the biggest i ever caught was a 4.5 kg one i had to use my crab net to secure my catch but they are so cool when they are in the water. they also lose there colours when they die
Posted 07 April 2015 - 01:31 PM
That is the species known as the giant cuttlefish. Only found around Australia. They grow to about 60cm long and 5kg. They die after spawning and I often see dead ones floating at sea during the winter. Seagulls and snapper feast on them. Most years I catch one or two while fishing. I cut the flesh thinly like calamari and it is indistinguishable from calamari. Its supposed to be great fish bait but I find fish only go for the tentacles (especially the candles) and won't touch the flesh from the mantle. Perhaps they only like it rotten!
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