Preparing Squid for Cooking

Follow these three easy steps to prepare squid tubes for making The Perfect Salt and Pepper Squid, and so much more.   

Method

Wash the cleaned squid tube under cold running water. Drain. Remove and discard the clear hard quill from inside the tube.

Use a sharp knife to cut the hood lengthways from opening to tip. Lay the tube flat, inside facing up, on a clean work surface (like opening up a book and laying it flat on a table).

Score the hood in a diamond pattern (don't cut all the way through).  These fine cuts break up the membrane inside the squid which can cause it to be chewy at times.

Now you are ready to make The Perfect Salt and Pepper Squid !