Defrosting Squid Is Always a Pain

Jeff VanderMeer • April 27th, 2008 @ 10:24 am • Uncategorized

I sympathize with these scientists. We had a similar problem–had a squid over, had to freeze him for a variety of reasons (mostly, squabbling with the neighbors), and then when it came time for defrosting…dear lord! What a mess! Granted, he was pretty shoved into the freezer, so… (Thanks to Larry for the link.)

4 Responses to “Defrosting Squid Is Always a Pain”

  1. Jami JoAnne Russell says:

    Ug. Makes me glad I gave up eating shellfish long before this. Cause that thing would put me off calamari for the rest of my life.

  2. Grant Stone says:

    You know, if I had a dollar for every time “New Zealand” was mentioned in conjunction with “Giant Squid”… you’d think we do nothing else round here but sit around and defrost squids all day.

    By the way, if you’re planning on a trip to Auckland just to see the giant squid they have at Kelly Tarlton’s antarctic encounter and underwater world – don’t bother. Don’t get me wrong: the penguins, sharks and rays are all great. But the giant squid just sits there dead in a great big tank and someone’s stuck a picture of Squidward on the side.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10402608

    Giant squids everywhere. Hmm. Wonder if there are any Cthulu stories set here…

  3. Grant Stone says:

    Overheard on TV tonight:

    “Tonight on Campbell, we are live at the squid defrosting….”

    Alas, I didn’t get to see it.

  4. Grant Stone says:

    And there’s the video:

    http://www.tv3.co.nz/News/Story/tabid/209/articleID/54011/cat/84/Default.aspx

    From your friendly neighbourhood antipodean cephalopod correspondent.

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