Speaking of Calimari...

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  1. Katra

    Katra Guest

    Not quite sure how I'd cook one of these!
    Any ideas out there???

    --

          UFO ROUNDUP
    Volume 10, Number 10
    March 9, 2005
    Editor: Joseph Trainor

    E-mail: [email protected]
    Website: http://www.ufoinfo.com/roundup/

    CTHULU'S D-DAY IN CALIFORNIA

          Well, it looks as if the squid assault on the beaches
    of Orange County was just a diversion.  Cthulu and his
    undersea legions are making their main effort in the San
    Francisco Bay area.

          The San Francisco Chronicle reported "the arrival of
    another species of giant squid, the Humboldt squid, also
    called the 'jumbo squid,' offshore of the Bay area and
    along much of the Pacific Coast."

          "They average 15 to 60 pounds and generally measure
    up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) long, but there is a historical
    record of one that reached 700 pounds.  They have not been
    seen in significant numbers off the Pacific Coast since 1930."

          "But here they are, these giant squid, not hundreds,
    not thousands, but millions of them.  They have roared in
    from the depths across the Pacific to within 20 miles (32
    kilometers) of Half Moon Bay and Bodega Bay.  Many others
    have been detected in southern Baja (California), San
    Diego and even Oregon and Washington."

          "Like their 60-foot (18-meter) cousins from the
    deepwater trenches, they are voracious predators.  They
    have 10 tentacles, including two long tentacles they use
    to pull their prey to their razor-sharp beaks."

          "Their tentacles are lined with teeth-lined sucker
    cups and, with 24 micro-teeth in each cup, each squid has
    over 25,000 teeth.  They school in warm waters and then
    come up to swarm in maniacal feeding frenzies.  When set
    off, they will even eat each other and anything else in
    their path."

          "They are roaming the canyons amid underwater
    seamounts off the Bay area, 400 to 2,000 (120 to 600
    meters) deep, and they can fire up to the surface,
    swarming around boats by the hundreds.  Those aboard gawk
    in disbelief as the squid swirl and surge in 20-foot (6-
    meter) blasts from their water jets, changing from the
    classic white-beach color to black, red or opaque with a
    phosphorescent glow."

          "The discovery started on New Year's Day (Saturday,
    January 1, 2005) on a scientific research trip out of
    Bodega Bay run by Rick Powers aboard the New Sea Angler.
    Powers had volunteered his boat for a research trip by the
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to
    study rockfish reproduction at Cordell Bank."

          "'I was looking for chilipepper rockfish, so we ran
    to the deep water at the Bank, 380 to 450 feet (130 to 175
    meters) of water, and looking at my fishfinder, I saw this
    little mark at the bottom,' he said, 'We let down and
    started hauling giant squid.'"

          "In the past three weeks, the discovery had turned
    into a phenomenon."

          "In 13 trips on the New Sea Angler to Cordell Bank, a
    total of 640 people (40 per trip) have caught some 9,000
    squid, taking an average of 14 squid per person.  The
    average squid has been 20 pounds, with the largest
    weighing 58 pounds, caught by Pat Martin of Sacramento,"
    California's state capital.  "Most fishermen are going
    home with 150 to 200 pounds of one-inch (2.5-centimeter)
    thick calamari steaks."

          "Out of Half Moon Bay, Captain Tom Mattusch had
    similar success when he made the first squid-hunting trip
    in his boat, Huli Cat.  His first trip, with six people
    aboard, was a shock, catching 53 squid.  It was the first
    time that Humboldt squid had ever been taken by
    recreational anglers off Half Moon Bay."

          "In San Diego this past week, it was a similar story,
    where 51 anglers aboard the boat New Seaforth caught 290
    squid."

          "And yet you can get skunked just as easily, as
    Powers reported from a trip last weekend.  The squid were
    so voracious and such fast swimmers that they were
    continually on the move in their search for food.  'Now
    you see them, now you don't."

          "Most credit the arrival of the giant squid in these
    waters to the nation's mild El Nino event, where the water
    is 54 to 57 degrees (Fahrenheit) off the Bay area coast
    instead of a more typical 47 to 52 degrees" in February.

          "Sunfish, also known as mola molas, more typical to
    southern California waters, have also been spotted in the
    Gulf of Farallones in the past two weeks.  According to
    scientists, these squid will eat 10 to 25 pounds of meat
    daily and can grow an inch (2.5 centimeters) in that day,
    and yet they live only a year to two."

          "Yet it can get crazier.  When you bring one to the
    surface, hundreds of giant squid can suddenly surround the
    boat, and they can start attacking each other.  According
    to one story, one squid was being gaffed at the rail--
    another squid shot into the air and attacked the gaffe,
    and then several more appeared and attacked the jumping
    squid." 
     
    (See the San Francisco Chronicle for February 28,
    2005, "They came from beneath the sea.  Just like in 1930.
    Giant squid crowd Bay area by the millions."  Many thanks
    to Terry Duckworth, "the Archimagos Maximus of
    Tsathoggua," for this newspaper article.)

    (Editor's Note:  For more on California's giant squid
    invasion, see UFO Roundup, volume 10, number 4 for January
    26, 2005, "Hundreds of squid invade southern California,"
    page 2.)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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  2. LAC

    LAC Guest

    I have heard second-hand that the giant squid aren't very tasty.

    Katra wrote:
    > Not quite sure how I'd cook one of these!
    > Any ideas out there???
    >
    > --
    >
    > UFO ROUNDUP
    > Volume 10, Number 10
    > March 9, 2005
    > Editor: Joseph Trainor
    >
    > E-mail: [email protected]
    > Website: http://www.ufoinfo.com/roundup/
    >
    > CTHULU'S D-DAY IN CALIFORNIA
    >
    > Well, it looks as if the squid assault on the beaches
    > of Orange County was just a diversion. Cthulu and his
    > undersea legions are making their main effort in the San
    > Francisco Bay area.
    >
    > The San Francisco Chronicle reported "the arrival of
    > another species of giant squid, the Humboldt squid, also
    > called the 'jumbo squid,' offshore of the Bay area and
    > along much of the Pacific Coast."
    >
    > "They average 15 to 60 pounds and generally measure
    > up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) long, but there is a historical
    > record of one that reached 700 pounds. They have not been
    > seen in significant numbers off the Pacific Coast since 1930."
    >
    > "But here they are, these giant squid, not hundreds,
    > not thousands, but millions of them. They have roared in
    > from the depths across the Pacific to within 20 miles (32
    > kilometers) of Half Moon Bay and Bodega Bay. Many others
    > have been detected in southern Baja (California), San
    > Diego and even Oregon and Washington."
    >
    > "Like their 60-foot (18-meter) cousins from the
    > deepwater trenches, they are voracious predators. They
    > have 10 tentacles, including two long tentacles they use
    > to pull their prey to their razor-sharp beaks."
    >
    > "Their tentacles are lined with teeth-lined sucker
    > cups and, with 24 micro-teeth in each cup, each squid has
    > over 25,000 teeth. They school in warm waters and then
    > come up to swarm in maniacal feeding frenzies. When set
    > off, they will even eat each other and anything else in
    > their path."
    >
    > "They are roaming the canyons amid underwater
    > seamounts off the Bay area, 400 to 2,000 (120 to 600
    > meters) deep, and they can fire up to the surface,
    > swarming around boats by the hundreds. Those aboard gawk
    > in disbelief as the squid swirl and surge in 20-foot (6-
    > meter) blasts from their water jets, changing from the
    > classic white-beach color to black, red or opaque with a
    > phosphorescent glow."
    >
    > "The discovery started on New Year's Day (Saturday,
    > January 1, 2005) on a scientific research trip out of
    > Bodega Bay run by Rick Powers aboard the New Sea Angler.
    > Powers had volunteered his boat for a research trip by the
    > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to
    > study rockfish reproduction at Cordell Bank."
    >
    > "'I was looking for chilipepper rockfish, so we ran
    > to the deep water at the Bank, 380 to 450 feet (130 to 175
    > meters) of water, and looking at my fishfinder, I saw this
    > little mark at the bottom,' he said, 'We let down and
    > started hauling giant squid.'"
    >
    > "In the past three weeks, the discovery had turned
    > into a phenomenon."
    >
    > "In 13 trips on the New Sea Angler to Cordell Bank, a
    > total of 640 people (40 per trip) have caught some 9,000
    > squid, taking an average of 14 squid per person. The
    > average squid has been 20 pounds, with the largest
    > weighing 58 pounds, caught by Pat Martin of Sacramento,"
    > California's state capital. "Most fishermen are going
    > home with 150 to 200 pounds of one-inch (2.5-centimeter)
    > thick calamari steaks."
    >
    > "Out of Half Moon Bay, Captain Tom Mattusch had
    > similar success when he made the first squid-hunting trip
    > in his boat, Huli Cat. His first trip, with six people
    > aboard, was a shock, catching 53 squid. It was the first
    > time that Humboldt squid had ever been taken by
    > recreational anglers off Half Moon Bay."
    >
    > "In San Diego this past week, it was a similar story,
    > where 51 anglers aboard the boat New Seaforth caught 290
    > squid."
    >
    > "And yet you can get skunked just as easily, as
    > Powers reported from a trip last weekend. The squid were
    > so voracious and such fast swimmers that they were
    > continually on the move in their search for food. 'Now
    > you see them, now you don't."
    >
    > "Most credit the arrival of the giant squid in these
    > waters to the nation's mild El Nino event, where the water
    > is 54 to 57 degrees (Fahrenheit) off the Bay area coast
    > instead of a more typical 47 to 52 degrees" in February.
    >
    > "Sunfish, also known as mola molas, more typical to
    > southern California waters, have also been spotted in the
    > Gulf of Farallones in the past two weeks. According to
    > scientists, these squid will eat 10 to 25 pounds of meat
    > daily and can grow an inch (2.5 centimeters) in that day,
    > and yet they live only a year to two."
    >
    > "Yet it can get crazier. When you bring one to the
    > surface, hundreds of giant squid can suddenly surround the
    > boat, and they can start attacking each other. According
    > to one story, one squid was being gaffed at the rail--
    > another squid shot into the air and attacked the gaffe,
    > and then several more appeared and attacked the jumping
    > squid."
    >
    > (See the San Francisco Chronicle for February 28,
    > 2005, "They came from beneath the sea. Just like in 1930.
    > Giant squid crowd Bay area by the millions." Many thanks
    > to Terry Duckworth, "the Archimagos Maximus of
    > Tsathoggua," for this newspaper article.)
    >
    > (Editor's Note: For more on California's giant squid
    > invasion, see UFO Roundup, volume 10, number 4 for January
    > 26, 2005, "Hundreds of squid invade southern California,"
    > page 2.)
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > UFO ROUNDUP: Copyright 2005 by Masinaigan Productions, all
    > rights reserved. Readers may post news items from UFO
    > Roundup on their Web sites or in news groups provided that
    > they credit the newsletter and its editor by name and list
    > the date of issue in which the item first appeared.
    >
    > E-Mail Reports to: Joseph Trainor <[email protected]>
    > or use the Sighting Report Form at:
    >
    > http://www.ufoinfo.com/submit/sightings.shtml
    >
    > --
    > K.
    >
    > Sprout the Mung Bean to reply...
    >
    > There is no need to change the world. All we have to do is toilet

    train the world and we'll never have to change it again. -- Swami
    Beyondanada
    >
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  3. Doug Ventura

    Doug Ventura Guest

    Katra,

    Here's what you need to do:

    Step 1: Learn to spell it correctly.....Calamari
    Step 2: Go to www.foodtv.com and type in calamari in the recipe search
    window.

    Generally speaking....go with Emeril or Sara for more mainstream
    recipes......Tyler or Mario for more exotic recipes.

    Make sure you learn how to clean and cut the squid. Again....foodtv can
    advise or, alternatively, search for instructions on Google.

    Good Luck,

    Doug from Massachusetts


    "Katra" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Not quite sure how I'd cook one of these!
    > Any ideas out there???
    >
    > --
    >
    > UFO ROUNDUP
    > Volume 10, Number 10
    > March 9, 2005
    > Editor: Joseph Trainor
    >
    > E-mail: [email protected]
    > Website: http://www.ufoinfo.com/roundup/
    >
    > CTHULU'S D-DAY IN CALIFORNIA
    >
    > Well, it looks as if the squid assault on the beaches
    > of Orange County was just a diversion. Cthulu and his
    > undersea legions are making their main effort in the San
    > Francisco Bay area.
    >
    > The San Francisco Chronicle reported "the arrival of
    > another species of giant squid, the Humboldt squid, also
    > called the 'jumbo squid,' offshore of the Bay area and
    > along much of the Pacific Coast."
    >
    > "They average 15 to 60 pounds and generally measure
    > up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) long, but there is a historical
    > record of one that reached 700 pounds. They have not been
    > seen in significant numbers off the Pacific Coast since 1930."
    >
    > "But here they are, these giant squid, not hundreds,
    > not thousands, but millions of them. They have roared in
    > from the depths across the Pacific to within 20 miles (32
    > kilometers) of Half Moon Bay and Bodega Bay. Many others
    > have been detected in southern Baja (California), San
    > Diego and even Oregon and Washington."
    >
    > "Like their 60-foot (18-meter) cousins from the
    > deepwater trenches, they are voracious predators. They
    > have 10 tentacles, including two long tentacles they use
    > to pull their prey to their razor-sharp beaks."
    >
    > "Their tentacles are lined with teeth-lined sucker
    > cups and, with 24 micro-teeth in each cup, each squid has
    > over 25,000 teeth. They school in warm waters and then
    > come up to swarm in maniacal feeding frenzies. When set
    > off, they will even eat each other and anything else in
    > their path."
    >
    > "They are roaming the canyons amid underwater
    > seamounts off the Bay area, 400 to 2,000 (120 to 600
    > meters) deep, and they can fire up to the surface,
    > swarming around boats by the hundreds. Those aboard gawk
    > in disbelief as the squid swirl and surge in 20-foot (6-
    > meter) blasts from their water jets, changing from the
    > classic white-beach color to black, red or opaque with a
    > phosphorescent glow."
    >
    > "The discovery started on New Year's Day (Saturday,
    > January 1, 2005) on a scientific research trip out of
    > Bodega Bay run by Rick Powers aboard the New Sea Angler.
    > Powers had volunteered his boat for a research trip by the
    > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to
    > study rockfish reproduction at Cordell Bank."
    >
    > "'I was looking for chilipepper rockfish, so we ran
    > to the deep water at the Bank, 380 to 450 feet (130 to 175
    > meters) of water, and looking at my fishfinder, I saw this
    > little mark at the bottom,' he said, 'We let down and
    > started hauling giant squid.'"
    >
    > "In the past three weeks, the discovery had turned
    > into a phenomenon."
    >
    > "In 13 trips on the New Sea Angler to Cordell Bank, a
    > total of 640 people (40 per trip) have caught some 9,000
    > squid, taking an average of 14 squid per person. The
    > average squid has been 20 pounds, with the largest
    > weighing 58 pounds, caught by Pat Martin of Sacramento,"
    > California's state capital. "Most fishermen are going
    > home with 150 to 200 pounds of one-inch (2.5-centimeter)
    > thick calamari steaks."
    >
    > "Out of Half Moon Bay, Captain Tom Mattusch had
    > similar success when he made the first squid-hunting trip
    > in his boat, Huli Cat. His first trip, with six people
    > aboard, was a shock, catching 53 squid. It was the first
    > time that Humboldt squid had ever been taken by
    > recreational anglers off Half Moon Bay."
    >
    > "In San Diego this past week, it was a similar story,
    > where 51 anglers aboard the boat New Seaforth caught 290
    > squid."
    >
    > "And yet you can get skunked just as easily, as
    > Powers reported from a trip last weekend. The squid were
    > so voracious and such fast swimmers that they were
    > continually on the move in their search for food. 'Now
    > you see them, now you don't."
    >
    > "Most credit the arrival of the giant squid in these
    > waters to the nation's mild El Nino event, where the water
    > is 54 to 57 degrees (Fahrenheit) off the Bay area coast
    > instead of a more typical 47 to 52 degrees" in February.
    >
    > "Sunfish, also known as mola molas, more typical to
    > southern California waters, have also been spotted in the
    > Gulf of Farallones in the past two weeks. According to
    > scientists, these squid will eat 10 to 25 pounds of meat
    > daily and can grow an inch (2.5 centimeters) in that day,
    > and yet they live only a year to two."
    >
    > "Yet it can get crazier. When you bring one to the
    > surface, hundreds of giant squid can suddenly surround the
    > boat, and they can start attacking each other. According
    > to one story, one squid was being gaffed at the rail--
    > another squid shot into the air and attacked the gaffe,
    > and then several more appeared and attacked the jumping
    > squid."
    >
    > (See the San Francisco Chronicle for February 28,
    > 2005, "They came from beneath the sea. Just like in 1930.
    > Giant squid crowd Bay area by the millions." Many thanks
    > to Terry Duckworth, "the Archimagos Maximus of
    > Tsathoggua," for this newspaper article.)
    >
    > (Editor's Note: For more on California's giant squid
    > invasion, see UFO Roundup, volume 10, number 4 for January
    > 26, 2005, "Hundreds of squid invade southern California,"
    > page 2.)
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > UFO ROUNDUP: Copyright 2005 by Masinaigan Productions, all
    > rights reserved. Readers may post news items from UFO
    > Roundup on their Web sites or in news groups provided that
    > they credit the newsletter and its editor by name and list
    > the date of issue in which the item first appeared.
    >
    > E-Mail Reports to: Joseph Trainor <[email protected]>
    > or use the Sighting Report Form at:
    >
    > http://www.ufoinfo.com/submit/sightings.shtml
    >
    > --
    > K.
    >
    > Sprout the Mung Bean to reply...
    >
    > There is no need to change the world. All we have to do is toilet train

    the world and we'll never have to change it again. -- Swami Beyondanada
    >
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    >
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  4. Katra

    Katra Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Doug Ventura" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Katra,
    >
    > Here's what you need to do:
    >
    > Step 1: Learn to spell it correctly.....Calamari


    Ok...
    It was late.

    > Step 2: Go to www.foodtv.com and type in calamari in the recipe search
    > window.


    Do they have recipes for _giant_ squids???

    >
    > Generally speaking....go with Emeril or Sara for more mainstream
    > recipes......Tyler or Mario for more exotic recipes.
    >
    > Make sure you learn how to clean and cut the squid. Again....foodtv can
    > advise or, alternatively, search for instructions on Google.


    hehehheh!
    I did a post on how to clean squid when somebody asked me a few weeks
    ago when I got some large squids from the oriental market. Each one was
    over 12" long. I grew up cleaning squid with my mom and I do know how to
    cook the smaller ones! I've promised to re-post intstructions with
    pictures next time I do them. I have that saved to the desktop to remind
    me next time the oriental market has them available.

    I was just curious what one would do with a 1/2" thick squid steak! <G>

    I'd probably slice it thin and either use it in sea food stir fry,
    seafood chowder or bread it in spiced corn meal and flour and deep fry
    it.

    But thanks!!! ;-)

    >
    > Good Luck,
    >
    > Doug from Massachusetts
    >
    >


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  5. Doug Ventura

    Doug Ventura Guest

    Katra,

    I've never seen a recipe using Giant Squid on FoodTV. A search on the web
    site reveals only one reference to Giant Squid.....Michael Chiarello
    empahsizing NOT to use Giant Squid instead of Calamari. I assume because it
    is tougher. Please don't invite me to dinner :)

    Good Luck Again,

    Doug from Massachusetts


    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Doug Ventura" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Katra,
    > >
    > > Here's what you need to do:
    > >
    > > Step 1: Learn to spell it correctly.....Calamari

    >
    > Ok...
    > It was late.
    >
    > > Step 2: Go to www.foodtv.com and type in calamari in the recipe search
    > > window.

    >
    > Do they have recipes for _giant_ squids???
    >
    > >
    > > Generally speaking....go with Emeril or Sara for more mainstream
    > > recipes......Tyler or Mario for more exotic recipes.
    > >
    > > Make sure you learn how to clean and cut the squid. Again....foodtv can
    > > advise or, alternatively, search for instructions on Google.

    >
    > hehehheh!
    > I did a post on how to clean squid when somebody asked me a few weeks
    > ago when I got some large squids from the oriental market. Each one was
    > over 12" long. I grew up cleaning squid with my mom and I do know how to
    > cook the smaller ones! I've promised to re-post intstructions with
    > pictures next time I do them. I have that saved to the desktop to remind
    > me next time the oriental market has them available.
    >
    > I was just curious what one would do with a 1/2" thick squid steak! <G>
    >
    > I'd probably slice it thin and either use it in sea food stir fry,
    > seafood chowder or bread it in spiced corn meal and flour and deep fry
    > it.
    >
    > But thanks!!! ;-)
    >
    > >
    > > Good Luck,
    > >
    > > Doug from Massachusetts
    > >
    > >

    >
    > --
    > K.
    >
    > Sprout the Mung Bean to reply...
    >
    > There is no need to change the world. All we have to do is toilet train

    the world and we'll never have to change it again. -- Swami Beyondanada
    >
    > >,,<Cat's Haven Hobby Farm>,,<Katraatcenturyteldotnet>,,<

    >
    >

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