I think I mentioned that I watch Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" all the time. I was watching earlier today and came down with an ungodly craving for seafood. I wanted scallops, but the store didn't have any. So, I settled on these:
Saw an awesome recipe on the show, so I decided to try it. Calamari in creamy white wine sauce over linguine. All I needed was olive oil, garlic, shallots, squid, white wine, cream, paprika and basil.
But first, I had to clean the squid.
You just pull their heads right off, which is super easy. Seriously, how do these things survive in the wild? They're extremely fragile.
Then, you have to use the back of a knife to squish out their guts, peel off their skin, cut off their tentacles and remove the beak.
Kinda looks like chicken. With tentacles.
And here's a pile of guts. Brutal.
Here's the end product. Homemade pasta sauce.
I also made some shrimp in a creamy scampi sauce.
Dinner was delicious, but next time I'm not buying whole squid. I need to stop watching this show. It's the third time I've had to make something I saw him eat.
Cooking pic stories always win.
Also Anthony Bourdain rules. I just watched the episode where he's stranded in Beirut. Awesome stuff.