Baby Squid in its Own Ink (Squink)

Calamares en su Tinta

Preparation info
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Appears in
Floyd on Spain

By Keith Floyd

Published 1992

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  • 1.5kg (lb) baby squid, cleaned and prepared, see notes on page 205, with the ink sacs reserved
  • 150ml (


Put the ink sacs into a sieve over a bowl and press them with a wooden spoon to extract the ink. Pour half the wine through the sieve to remove more of the ink — in fact, pass this liquid through the sieve two or three times to get as much ink out of the sacs as possible.

Chop the tentacles and fins, leaving the squid hoods or pouches in one piece. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and