Jacques Pépin shows how to clean squid.Jacques Pépin shows how to clean squid.
You can your calamari clean. But very often, they come this way at the market and you know, you have to know how to clean them. So basically, you put out the inside this way. See that long thing. You can see the eye of the animal here. What you do, you cut right Above the eye and inside that part of it, if I press I feel that little round thing come. This is the beak so I will remove that and that of course is fried or whatever. In fact this is the best part of it in my opinion. Now for the body Usually you want to remove the skin and after you do that in water or under running water but usually it come out pretty good, pretty easy to remove that skin. Some people actually don't even bother removing that skin. And then inside here If you touch you will notice that there is a piece, it's a bone it's actually the pan they call that and it's a cartilage. Pull out that cartilage here, you wanna carry it into round ring. If you want to fry a ring of calamari or you want to up on it Roll this way and you use it in one way or the other you use it sometimes in long strip like this. That's very tender. You can rewash it after.