How to Clean a Squid

November 30, 2013

How to clean a squid

I cleaned two buckets of squid at the restaurant, got squirted in the eye with its black ink, and to remember it all, drew a little step-by-step to show the process. I hope you find it useful!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Fab December 1, 2013 at 5:20 AM

Thank you, thank you!!! Please do more doodles of cleaning crab, prepping a whole chicken to roast, and other nifty little techniques!!


2 Amruta December 1, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Absolutely lovely illustrations ! Such a fun way to learn!


3 sam December 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Beautiful n easy way to teach via
Thanxs so much
Also please do some baking n paste d recipes.
Its christmas tym


4 Cinnamon Vogue December 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Funny but this looks like Cuttle Fish as opposed to Squid. When cleaning a squid there is a clear bone called the quill. Did you find it Shaheen?

Next time you should wear a head mounted Camera so we can watch a video. :-) Now if you can get Google to send you a Google glass head mounted Camera, that would be cool.

Well I hope you make a Sri Lankan squid curry, I mean a Cuttle fish curry with Ceylon Cinnamon. It is fantastic.


5 Shaheen December 2, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Hi, What you call the quill, is also called the pen (transparent plastic like) and I’ve marked it in the diagram. I’ve cleaned buckets of them and googled enough as a reference while drawing it to be pretty confident about the shape. :) In general though, cuttlefish is a lot chubbier.

These were for cooking at the restaurant, so no Sri Lankan curry just yet. Would love to try your recipe sometime if you’ll share.


6 Anya December 14, 2013 at 3:27 AM

Shaheen, I love the illustration! Did you do that on photoshop?


7 Aqiyl Aniys February 17, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Great illustration! Sorry for laughing for the visual I got in mine mind of you getting getting squid squirted was funny.


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