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#127637 - 04/22/04 12:18 PM Re: calamari vs squid  
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welcome, Once!
ah, that the internet could provide samples. beam me some calamari, Scotty...



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#127638 - 04/22/04 12:39 PM Re: calamari (yes, a food thread!)  
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Ugh! Can't stand the stuff. Like chewing an old tire. Yes, I tried it. Very common in Hawaii. I'd much rather have a nice dish of sweet poi.


#127639 - 04/22/04 12:46 PM Re: calamari (yes, a food thread!)  
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Madame Wow, does the word bring to mind battered-and-fried or not? That's what I'm trying to suss here.


#127640 - 04/22/04 12:59 PM Re: calamari FWIW  
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#127641 - 04/22/04 01:06 PM Re: calamari (yes, a food thread!)  
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AnnaStrophic. For me calamari are cephalopods, either swimming around in the sea or prepped for cooking, but that's because that's what it means in Italian. (It's also plural, calamaro being the singular.) There are a bunch of ways to cook squid. Here's some of the ways I've had it: chopped into rings and tentacles and then either fried or marinated, cut into "steaks" and fried, cooked in their own ink, as one of the many seafood items in Chinese seafood soup noodle, on top of a bullet of vinegared rice as nigiri sushi, BBQed whole and served on a stick, etc.) But the default serving that comes to my mind is the one I like best: marinated salad of rings and tentacles. Hmm.


#127642 - 04/24/04 12:58 PM Re: calamari (yes, a food thread!)  
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No matter how you disguise it, it's still not my dish.

All I see when I hear the word calamari or squid or octopus is an Hawaiian fisherman, knee deep in the ocean's waters, holding a trident aloft with a many tentacled thing on it.
I wish you all joy of the dish, many do enjoy it I know. You all can have my share. And if you aren't eating your poi, would you pass it on to me, please?

#127643 - 04/24/04 02:09 PM Re: calamari (yes, a food thread!)  
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'o' rings presented in a light lubricant [heave e] Okay--dixbie likes his on a space shuttle, bel likes hers a-salted and WW likes hers battered. Quite a variety we have here. To add to the mix, my son once (Oh--welcome aBoard, Once!) came back to our table at the buffet restaurant with a tiny whole squid--perched atop a mound of ice cream.
Anna, to address your question: I have seen "Fried Calamari" on menus, so I think calamari must just mean squid.
(Darn you, jheem--first I wrote Fired, then I wrote FRied!)


#127644 - 04/24/04 05:43 PM Re: calamari (yes, a food thread!)  
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...dixbie likes his on a space shuttle...



Battered? I'll have to report you to the ASPCA. Squids are people, too!

http://www.animationmeat.com/squiddly.html


#127645 - 04/25/04 01:46 AM Re: calamari (yes, a food thread!)  
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>>>No matter how you disguise it, it's still not my dish.

When calamari isn't cooked properly, it is a little like eating rubber erasers. It this is how you've had them Wow, it's not surprising you don't like em.

If ever you come up here Wow, I bring you to this restaurant that serves the best calamari. They are extremely tender and quite tasty.


#127646 - 04/25/04 12:58 PM Re: calamari (yes, a food thread!)  
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Ahhh, deal Bel - so kind. I will have a bite of your order, however with a Kleenex handy in case I have to expectorate it - in a lady-like manner, of course!


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