Seafood dishes are gaining more and more popularity. Great taste, a lot of useful trace elements and vitamins, all this is found in abundance in seafood. Squids are especially popular. Squid salad is especially popular on various holidays. Guests immediately eat a delicious snack and ask for more.
But in order to cook a really tasty dish, you need to know some points.
The film covering the squid can be of any color, but inside the quality meat is always white.
Squids that have been in the shop for a long time or have been thawed and frozen change their color from the inside. This happens because the meat absorbs the color of the film. The taste of such a product suffers.
Having chosen squids, we prepare them for cooking. To clean them easily and quickly, you need to pour boiling water over them. Remove the top film from the outside and inside, and then remove the dorsal chord from the inside. Then rinse in cold water – and the squid is ready for cooking.
We send the squid to a pot of boiling water, previously salted. You can add spices to taste. Literally after 30 seconds, turn off the fire and leave the squid in hot water for another 5 minutes.
The total cooking time should not exceed 3-5 minutes, otherwise the meat will turn out tough and rubbery.
Squid meat is considered very useful. It contains a lot of proteins and vitamins B6, C, PP, E.T here is a whole set of trace elements necessary for the proper functioning of the body: iodine, iron, copper, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, polyunsaturated fats.
Only 85 grams of squid meat is enough to consume per day to replenish the body with copper. And the presence of zinc will strengthen the immune system and reduce the risk of colds.
Squid meat is recommended to be included even in the children’s diet. It does not contain cholesterol, but it contains taurine, which helps lower cholesterol. Squids are considered a dietary product due to the absence of fat.
As you can see, squids contain many useful substances. Therefore, do not forget to prepare a delicious squid salad for the holiday. How? It is enough to follow our detailed recipe with a photo.