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Orc General wrote:
> I tried cooking squid but it seems to bother the neighbours greatly.

I
> guess it smells really bad.
> What I did was had a frying pan on medium heat and then tossed in the

washed
> and gutted squids. I guess this is called stewing process rite?
>
> Anyway I know its smells really bad because there are commotions

outside in
> the hallway of the apartment building.
>
> So how do you cook this delicious thing politely?


First you remove it's testicles.

Sheldon

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> So how do you cook this delicious thing politely?


If you you like the results of your cooking method, try covering the
pan with a lid while you cook it. Also, make sure your squid hasn't
been sitting around too long. Squid (without it's ink) isn't all that
fishy unless it's no longer fresh. Fresh frozen squid is almost as
good as fresh. The refuse from cleaning squid can become noxious
pretty fast so it's best to bag it as soon as possible. When you
finish cooking soak the pot/pan in *cold* water. If you use the ink in
your cooking it will have a more fishy smell and flavor. Also, in my
opinion, you should never cook it for more than a few minutes. Just
enough to get it to shrink. If I cook it in a sauce or stew Iad it at
the very last. If you add it earlier, you have to cook it around a
half hour to get it tender.

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"Orc General" > wrote in message
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> I tried cooking squid but it seems to bother the neighbours greatly. I
> guess it smells really bad.
> What I did was had a frying pan on medium heat and then tossed in the

washed
> and gutted squids. I guess this is called stewing process rite?



So did you enjoy your stewed calamari?



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Orc General wrote:
> I tried cooking squid but it seems to bother the neighbours greatly.
> I guess it smells really bad.
> What I did was had a frying pan on medium heat and then tossed in the
> washed and gutted squids. I guess this is called stewing process

rite?
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> So how do you cook this delicious thing politely?


After cleaning the squid, cut it into rings, dredge them in seasoned
flour, and saut=E9 them in butter and oil over medium-high heat for
about 4 minutes. Test one (eat it) for doneness. If not done, give
them another minute.

Or deepfry them till golden brown.

Or, make a seafood soup/stew and add the squid about 4 minutes before
the end.

Or, if you have calamari steaks, flour them lightly and saut=E9 in a
little bit of butter and oil over medium-high heat for about two
minutes per side. They smell great even if you don't put minced garlic
in the pan, and the whole event is over before any foolish passerbys
could possibly object. =20

-aem

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Default how to cook squid (calamari? ) without the smells?

I tried cooking squid but it seems to bother the neighbours greatly. I
guess it smells really bad.
What I did was had a frying pan on medium heat and then tossed in the washed
and gutted squids. I guess this is called stewing process rite?

Anyway I know its smells really bad because there are commotions outside in
the hallway of the apartment building.

So how do you cook this delicious thing politely?




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Orc General wrote:

> I tried cooking squid but it seems to bother the neighbours greatly. I
> guess it smells really bad.
> What I did was had a frying pan on medium heat and then tossed in the washed
> and gutted squids. I guess this is called stewing process rite?
>
> Anyway I know its smells really bad because there are commotions outside in
> the hallway of the apartment building.
>
> So how do you cook this delicious thing politely?


I never noticed a smell from cooking calamari.
I buy them cleaned, slice them into rings and soak the rings in milk for about a
half hour, dry them off and toss them in a mixture of 4 parts flour and one
part cornmeal. Then into the deep fryer for 2 minutes.

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agreed, fishy smelling calamari is a sure sign that it's over the hill.
you might try some ginger; but I would try another grocer as well.

be sure to freeze calamari the day you buy it, you won't lose any
quality by doing so, due to the high water content (arguably the same
with shrimp). just thaw in a bowl of warm water (never thaw in the
microwave! as it cooks really quickly).

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"elaine" > wrote in message
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> "Orc General" > wrote in message
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> > I tried cooking squid but it seems to bother the neighbours greatly. I
> > guess it smells really bad.
> > What I did was had a frying pan on medium heat and then tossed in the

> washed
> > and gutted squids. I guess this is called stewing process rite?

>
>
> So did you enjoy your stewed calamari?


Yes tasted delicious. It cooked into a purplish colour pieces and the sauce
turns purple.


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In article >, Orc General
> wrote:

> I tried cooking squid but it seems to bother the neighbours greatly. I
> guess it smells really bad.
> What I did was had a frying pan on medium heat and then tossed in the washed
> and gutted squids. I guess this is called stewing process rite?
>
> Anyway I know its smells really bad because there are commotions outside in
> the hallway of the apartment building.
>
> So how do you cook this delicious thing politely?


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-Frank
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