Friday, March 11, 2011

Dried Squid

Last Wednesday (Ash Wednesday) marked the beginning of the Lenten season, the coming long weekend this summer, parade of flagellants, and no-meat Fridays. So here's a simple way to stock on your seafood without the need for a refrigerator *wink*.

cooked/fried dried squid

clean and cut fresh squid

a closer view

air dried and done (don't mind the itty-bitty ants :D)


Ingredients:
  • Squid (the bigger the better, it kind of shrinks when it dries and shrink a little more when you fry it)

Procedures:
  • Cut the squid vertically in the middle and open it up, clean it thoroughly, taking off its whole digestive system (intestine, ink socket, etc.), and if you're feeding picky folks, I suggest cutting off the eyes, too (that's what we usually do).
  • Lay it flat on a drying board and let it stay for a day or two, depending on the weather and humidity.
  • It'll turn hard and purple-y brown in color and will smell a little, but that is its charm *lol*.
  • Fry the dried squid and serve. Best paired with spicy vinegar dip.

Have a pleasant Friday!


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19 comments:

Cecile said...

i love dried squid though it is stinky when you fry it; hubby doesn't want me to cook it inside, and so I cook it outside on a deep fryer...

maiylah said...

Yummmmm!!! we just had that for breakfast today (and yesterday, lol)! haven't tried making them on our own...usually we get our supply either from Leyte or from Cebu (it helps kung may mga kamag-anak dun, hahaha). :)

maiylah said...

forgot to add: ganda ng bagong template! ;)

Cheerful said...

great idea...and thanks for sharing on how to do it. yes, i love your colorful background...its cute! anyway, happy friday! :)

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January said...

favorite ko yan.. hehehe

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DadEngrMommmyLES said...

masarap to favorite ko to sawsaw mo sa suka at my sili. sarap.

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Jenn said...

This is not my favorite dried seafood, but I eat it sometimes... basta hindi masyadong toasted ang pagkaluto.

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♥FoodTripFriday♥ said...

This one I miss so much!!!!! Wala kasi akong makitang dried squid dito.

gengen said...

It looks enticing hehehe...hapy FTF!

The healthy zone said...

What a squid interesting...happy FF!

darly said...

OMG, rice please! and perfectly paired with vinegar and chili

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Under My Fingertips said...

Nah...I don't eat squid. Pass ako.

sarah said...

i so love dried squids. uber mahal lang talaga :(

Pehpot said...

ohh dried squid! love it specially when it is with kamote tops

Pehpot said...

ohh dried squid! love it specially when it is with kamote tops

Pearl said...

I.LOVE.DRIED.SQUID.

lee said...

yummy! favorite!!!

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