Squid can be prepared for consumption in other ways. In Korea it is sometimes served raw, and elsewhere it is used as sushi, sashimi and tempura items, grilled, stuffed, covered in batter, stewed in gravy and served in stir-fries, rice, and noodle dishes. Dried shredded squid is a common snack in some Asian countries, including Japan and China.
A 3-oz. serving of raw squid contains 78 calories, composed of about 70 percent protein, 15 percent carbohydrates and 15 percent fat. Fried squid contains more than twice as many calories, with 149 per serving. The majority of these extra calories come from fat. One serving of fried squid is about 40 percent protein, 40 percent fat and 20 percent carbohydrates.
In North America, it is a staple in seafood restaurants. It is served as an appetizer, garnished with parsley, or sprinkled with parmesan cheese. It is served with dips: peppercom mayonnaise, tzatziki, or in the United States, marinara sauce, tartar sauce, orcoktail sauce. In Mexico it is served with Tabascosauce or habanero. Other dips, such as ketchup, aioli, and olive oil are used. In the United States, the government and industry worked together to popularize calamari consumption in the 1990s.
If you like squid, you can try our:
Seasoned Squid Neck With Hot Chili Sauce
Seasoned Squid Salad