Fresh squid

Not the freshest possible, but fresh enough that the parasites inside the squid are still alive…

Despite their best efforts to hide this was only going to end one way, the parasites were dealt with and the squid was gutted, skinned, opened out and set to dry on my balcony.  This is all part of my annual ritual of making shiokara, and this year’s batch should be ready in about a week or so.

2 responses to “Fresh squid

  1. Know which parasites those were?

    • Hi Joel, these are Nybelinia surmenicola, a kind of cestode. The surume squid is an intermediate host to this species and they cannot parasitise humans (although allegedly the larvae can prick your tongue if you eat them alive). A similar species affects katsuo. All the best, Adam

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