Mario Batali explains the two best ways to cook squid so that it's tender and flavorful—and what wines to pair with it.
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[BLANK_AUDIO] The worst crime you could make in making this
kind of a dish is overcooking your encephalopods, the clamares
followed by the rule of one minute or one hour.
If you cook them for one minute They're delicious and
tender and have the flavor of the top of the
sea. If you cook them for one hour they're delicious
and flavorful but have that murky kind of bottom of
the sea flavor. Which is also good but it's just
a different kind of complex flavor. If you're pairing wine
with them The one-minute calamari go with nice, light white
wines or even kind of a heavy-bodied white one. The
one-hour calamari tend to go with something that's maybe along
the lines of a light Chianti or a medium-bodied red
wine. So when thinking about that when you're making your