How To Clean And Prepare Squid

How to prepare a squid in four easy steps
By Annette Forrest

Step 1

Wash squid thoroughly and gently pull tentacles and head away from hood in one piece. Remove clear quill and rinse hood.

Step 2

Cut tentacles from the head, just below the eyes, and remove beak.

Step 3

Remove purple skin membrane from the squid.

Step 4

Cut hood lengthways and prise open. Score a honeycomb pattern at 5mm intervals into the inner side of the hood.

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