Cleaning Squid

Does anyone have any fool hardy methods of cleaning squid in a jiffy but gets all those annoying skin bits off? I have a method of grabbing the backbone cartiledge and pulling almost all of the guts out, then make a small cut under the wings which allows for most of the outer skin to be peeled off. But theres always niggly bits left over that take ages to clean. Has anyone got a technique that works for getting them clean easily?

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squid

Wed, 2007-09-05 09:56

Thought I showed you how to do it that day where we (I mean you) got a few off Hillaries?

I know how to do it quickly and easily but actually explaining it is pretty hard. Will just have to try to go and get some myself and I will do up a vid of how I do it - might help a bit.

Stop catching all my squid by the way - I hope there is some there for when I arrive next year :)

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Hi Adam, I found if you give

Wed, 2007-09-05 10:40

Hi Adam, I found if you give them a  Basic clean at the beach or at Home and them blanch them in very hot water for 10-15 seconds. This normally helps get the skin removed, otherwise, try a old damp hesian bag.

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I use a short length of

Wed, 2007-09-05 10:57

I use a short length of broom stick mounted on a square base .I place the bottom end of the tube on the top of the stick and pull the tube down this fold the tube inside out quick and easy .You can also use a kitchen town holder that you can buy from most household shops that will do the same job





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  Use one of those large

Wed, 2007-09-05 11:10

  Use one of those large onion bags tow behind the back of the boat for a bit and it cleans the skin off them







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Yeah, best way IMO is to get

Wed, 2007-09-05 14:45

Yeah, best way IMO is to get a bucket of sand and saltwater at the beach, chuck squid in, bit of a scrub and it all comes off hey presto, no slimy or gunky bits to clean or pick off.

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Good topic Adam i have

Wed, 2007-09-05 14:50

Good topic Adam i have always had the same dramas so its kepy me from keeping to many! Only ever keep 2 or 3 because its just too hard for a lazy bugger like me! Cheers for the comments boys i might see if i can get some over the weekend. Just love that taste.

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Yeah sand works best CHEERS

Wed, 2007-09-05 14:51

Yeah sand works best CHEERS SHAG

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What about 5kg Cuttlefish?

Wed, 2007-09-05 14:58


They are 'REAL MESSY" to deal with on a boat, if you want to use for fresh bait.

Any ideas on the best way to minimise ink whilst dispatching?

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Yeah aim them at your deckie

Wed, 2007-09-05 15:00

Yeah aim them at your deckie (shag) and squeeze!lol.

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I never clean them fresh

Wed, 2007-09-05 17:51

I never clean them fresh easy as once they have been frozen then defrosted skin comes of easy under running water and more tender .If i eat them fresh I never skin them cook them with the skin on


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If your fussy about getting

Wed, 2007-09-05 17:54


If your fussy about getting inked put a funnel on your line and drop the funnel in when you get one then ink can't fly at you or the boat and leave a net hanging over the side to hold them in

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sand mate

Wed, 2007-09-05 20:08

at the ramp rub them in beach sand push the skin outwards comes off easyily aloows the ripping of the wings and then wash

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Thanks for comments members!

Thu, 2007-09-06 19:03

I'm with Spess... Never hung on to them coz quite frankly didn't what the *&^% to do with them!

That won't happen again though...

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