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#1 Wes

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Posted 26 March 2003 - 09:18 PM

I have tried to cook my arrow squid in a pressure cooker.

I heated them for 30 minutes and they turned into mush.

I have tried marinating them in milk without success.

Finally I now understand what to do with them.

BAIT BAIT BAIT

DOG or CAT FOOD

If anyone knows a better use for them please help.

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#2 mangajack

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Posted 29 March 2003 - 12:15 PM

Hi Wes,

Have you tried cleaning your arrow squid then freezing it overnight before cooking it for breakfast?

The freezing tends to soften arrow squid up nicely in my experience.

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#3 Wes

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Posted 29 March 2003 - 03:05 PM

Thanks Tony for your reminder.

To be truthful, I have frozen arrow squid and eaten it. Can't remember if it was tough. :huh:

I will give it another go. All my fellow fisherfolk reckon it's OK. :rolleyes:

Mind you, I may be very fussy after being spoilt on fresh calamari.


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Posted 05 June 2003 - 09:02 AM

Wes,

Last night i had some arrow squid which i had in the freezer for 1mth. i pan fried them with a light batter and the rings were very soft, the tentacle on the other hand were a bit chewy.

i had heard that freezing seafood like squid/octapus will soften them up but i always eat them the day after i catch them so i hadnt tried.

i was pleasantly surprised with the arrow squid especially after their "bad reputation", which is justified if you eat them fresh.

freeze one and see how it fares B)

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#5 Wes

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 09:49 PM

B)
Allright. I'll give it a go.

But I'll have to wait for the weather to settle. The arrow squid are over the known reefs near Mt Martha, so I'll have no trouble getting some.

Mind you, waiting a month for them to tenderise in the freezer? B)

Hope I don't get them mixed up with the good stuff. :o

I will report back with the verdict.

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Posted 06 June 2003 - 07:47 AM

gday Wes,

hehehe i went on holidays so the squid was left in the freezer for a month. it doesn't last for a week otherwise B)

if the weather is good on sunday or monday i was thinking about heading out of mornington. if you're on the water monitor channel 94 and i'll give you a call?

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Posted 07 June 2003 - 08:31 AM

With the wing howling as it is and the waves reaching 2 metres, its going to take a brave man to face the elements. :ink

Mind you, first decent break and I'm in. Especially to check the storm damage to the grass breeding beds that the calamari love.

Guess what. I cooked up a seafood meal and dredged up a packet of squid from my freezer supply ....... and I found an arrow squid tube. (You know it aint calamari because its not as white in colour) :ink

I diced him and stuffed him with chopped prawns and scallops into an asparagus and mushroom sauce which was then served in vol au vent cases. B) B) :o :ink

Yummy!!!


Maybe freezing them does work. I'll try again.

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Posted 07 June 2003 - 10:35 AM

I can tell you what to do with arrow squid

Take one arrow squid slice into rings.
Take one ring and put it aside
take the rest and throw it in the bin
the remaining ring will make a great emergency fan belt lol
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