What Is Calimari Made From?


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Calamari is made from squid. The term "calamari" comes from the Italian word for squid and is most often used when referring to cooked squid.

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The most frequent use of squid in United States culinary circles is to clean the mantle and cut it into rings. The rings are dusted with a light batter, then deep fried for a couple of minutes.

In other countries, squid has the beak and gladius removed and deep-fried or grilled whole. Some recipes also call for the use of the ink, which is found in a sac inside the squid. Squid is sometimes served with noodles, in a marinara sauce.

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