Basque Stuffed Squid in its Ink

Chipirons Farcie à l’Encre

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    as a Main course
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By Paula Wolfert

Published 1987

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To extract the ink from fresh squid, carefully place all the long, silvery ink sacs in a small bowl and crush with the back of a wooden spoon. Add a tablespoon of water and let stand at least one hour. The liquid will become thick and very black; strain before using. Two pounds of baby squid will supply about ½ teaspoon ink. To augment this, small packets of ink—an extract of all sorts of squid and octopus inks—are sold in some upscale fish markets or by mail order. This product should be u