POPSUGAR Food Poll Poll: Do You Cook Calamari at Home? Do You Cook Calamari at Home? by Food 5/01/09 8 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Read More SquidCalamariCooking POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Home Love and Sex DIY Tech Vegetarian Food Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. lilxmissxmolly 6 years pre-veg, calamari was my FAV! nancita 6 years Yeah, now that you mention it, I am surprised I've never thought to make it. I'm obsessed with calamari. I guess it always seemed easier to order it. CaterpillarGirl 6 years Best place to find it? asian markets in the frozen food section! I buy it and its already cleaned, and i just have to thaw it and fry it up! constantina 6 years it is soo easy to make at home! amloveaffair 6 years "Many groceries carry frozen, pre-cleaned squid in their seafood section." Not true. I've tried 5 stores. 6 years Cook these at home? Hells no. AmberHoney 6 years Yes, heads are my fav and hubby does the prep work. Can't beat that! sonya-ina 6 years If you shared the recipe for the above image I'll definitely try to make it at home! tlsgirl 6 years Never tried making it at home, but I'd definitely be up for the challenge. 6 years If the restaurant menu has it, I'm definitely ordering it. I personally can't cook to save my life. If any one is in the Chicago area, I recommend Kuma's corner for the calamari, the sauce is to die for. mamasitamalita 6 years partysugar, once you do, we want details!! :) shoneyjoe 6 years I don't make the deep fried stuff at home (lack of a deep fryer and ventilation system), but I do make squid stir fries. bluebellknoll 6 years I thought about it for a sec and I don't want to turn you first-timers off from trying to cook it at home. I made pepper-salted squid which required me to deep fry and quickly pan fry it. I think the deep frying was what made my house so smelly. That and all of the garlic. :) 6 years brief excerpts from a blog post I wrote on the subject: Many groceries carry frozen, pre-cleaned squid in their seafood section. It is tasty, inexpensive, and environmentally-friendly. More people should cook it at home. Many people are afraid of cooking squid, thinking that it will get tough and chewy. The trick to avoiding this is simple: either cook it very briefly or cook it for a long time. 6 years i found a great recipe online for it with ponzu sauce japanese style... but the squid prep is not very fun 'o' maybe 2x a year bluebellknoll 6 years Yes, I've made it before and it came out great EXCEPT for the smell! You need to have an industrial fan or good ventilation otherwise your house will reek of it! Now I prefer to go out for squid. Spectra 6 years I couldn't make it if I wanted to...I can't find it in any grocery store near me. I'm not a huge fan of it, so I don't really mind that I can't make it at home. partysugar 6 years Hmmm. Now that I think about it, I can't remember ever making it at home. You know what that means: time to give it a try! ilanac13 6 years nope - i don't eat calamari (or any fish for that matter) Smacks83 6 years No fair?! How can you post such a yummy pic and not have a recipe ready for me? Meanie,lol. mamasitamalita 6 years None of the above!!! I LOVE calamari, but don't know HOW to cook it at home :) amloveaffair 6 years We can't find it anywhere. So no, we don't. wren1 6 years I've never made it at home but I'd be up for trying it. I LOVE calamari!