The squid is a member of the cephalopod mollusc family and is very similar, although slightly more delicate, to the octopus in texture and flavour. It has an elongated body with 10 tentacles and varies from about 2-inches to 10-inches in length.

To prepare, gut and clean the squid, remove and discard the fine membrane-like skin and triangular-shaped fins. The squid may now be cooked in the same way as OCTOPUS.

Squid is also valued for the dark brown fluid it excretes, called sepia, which is sometimes used in cooking the fish, especially in Mediterranean countries.

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