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How to Gut a Squid

It’s taken me a long time to finally feel confident with my cooking but on my visit to Barcelona I learnt how to Gut a Squid in conjunction with BonAppetour and Yves the Social Cooker. One of the best things about visiting Barcelona and going abroad is trying out the food on offer in the different places. The opportunity to dine like a local, left me pining for more of the Catalan hospitality I found on evidence during my visit.

If you want to try something a little different on your next visit to Barcelona – why don’t you book up an evening with BonAppetour and try a spanish dish, you’ve never tasted before!

Here’s how if you’d like to have a go yourself at home, let me know how it turns out or if you need more information on the spanish dish.

Instructions on How to Gut a Squid:

I took my squid over to the sink. One bowl was for the parts of the squid ready to cook, another bowl for the parts to throw away. It can be a bit tricky at first but stick with it. The more you do – the easier it gets.

  1. The first thing I did was to cut off the head. Smoothing the tentacles up into a bunch – because the squid we were using were small – I cut off the head with a pair of scissors.
  2. Then I felt inside the squid body for the quill. It’s weird – looks like a bit of plastic. The squid version of a skeleton.
  3. Then you pull out the internal organs – which sounds grosser than it is! and remove the thin layer of filmy membrane and cut off the fins.
  4. Rinse the squid body in cold water. Inside and out.
  5. Turn the head inside out so that the squid beak pokes out, then just pop it out.

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How to Gut a Squid


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