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post #21 of 34
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yummmmmm.  Largest Calamari that I've ever seen. b

My wife thought the story was so good she had to get me the shirt!

post #22 of 34

Leah, absolutely beautiful, as usual.  The calamari and smelt both look wonderful.  Only wish they were available here.

 

Do I see a river behind your place?

 

Tom

post #23 of 34

Looks great as usual.Thumbs Up

If you see squid from Indonesia by the box with hand jigged on the label its a great product.

Snap frozen,whole .They are a class above the other frozen stuff.

Calamari are graded here by region & sub species,fresh that is. They are getting expensive.

Very popular target for line fisherman once you get the hang of the squid jig.Hard to use them for bait when they are so tasty.

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Looks great as usual.icon14.gif
If you see squid from Indonesia by the box with hand jigged on the label its a great product.
Snap frozen,whole .They are a class above the other frozen stuff.
Calamari are graded here by region & sub species,fresh that is. They are getting expensive.
Very popular target for line fisherman once you get the hang of the squid jig.Hard to use them for bait when they are so tasty.

Hey Mick! A few years back I was taking a boat from California to Oregon. We stopped in Ventura and they have the largest fleet of Squid boats in the U.S. There was a kiosk on the wharf and I can't remember the exact number but they supply a massive percentage of the worlds squid. Most of it of course is shipped to Asia.
post #25 of 34
It's a great product, I saw a lot of dried stuff in Japan.
There is a distinction between calamari & squid which I think is that a calamari fin runs the full length of the hood.
What's called arrow squid here is like an arrow head ,go figure ,but it's much thicker ,bigger & not great for frying.Cheaper by a fair bit.Nice turned into Ragu or stuffed & baked.
Like a lot of things once it's processed into deep frozen bags its a much inferior product.
Leah does a great job with all that sort of stuff.She is the celephod Queen!
post #26 of 34
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Thanks Brian! Yes these rings are LARGE and really soft! The best I have had and even great when deep fried in a healthy flour and oil.

Dirtsailor that t-shirt is hilarious and fantastic!

Mr. T; thanks very much! Everything from that BEXX line is terrific! I'm plowing through their goods daily & just loving it! Oh and no river here - just some woods or trees in the back that must look murky in the photo.

Mick, thank you too! I love the whole authentic ones and there is one brand that comes boxed here where I may clean myself and the eyes and all are intact. I will look for what you mentioned as well.

It's great to hear of how it is there (Mick)and some history of various ways & cultures (from both you and Dirtsailor's post too). Such an enjoyable place, this site! I learn so very much!

Happy Thursday to all!

Cheers! - Leah
post #27 of 34
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The cephalopod Queen!!! (Just read your comment Mick)! Hysterical and terrific! I love that and will take that, thanks tons!!! Now I need a T-shirt!!!
post #28 of 34
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And while these are grilled and not smoked, I am sneaking in today's grilled Nile Perch because it is from that same brand from Portugal (BEXX) of frozen goods that don't taste at all frozen, and it's just amazing! (and a cousin to barramundi and thus a bass type as Mick and others determined in another thread; and nothing like a perch that we know in the lakes etc).

This is so delicate that I have to be careful when transporting from the grill and it is so succulent and my new favorite fish bar none!

Today I did it with red rice. Thank you for sharing in my food.

Cheers and warm wishes to all! - Leah











post #29 of 34

Lovely! We do not get perch very often down this way. b

post #30 of 34
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Thanks Brian!
These are so delicate and delicious and I must say that I am surprised at how amazing they are!

Happy weekend to you! Cheers! - Leah
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Thank you Foamheart!!! And happy June!!! Cheers! - Leah

post #33 of 34

Leah, just saw this post and all the wonderful goodies, everything looks divine ! :points:

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Thanks CrazyMoon!

 

And what a fantastic avatar photo you have! Cheers!!! - Leah

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