Cuttlefish – An Exotic Seafood Treat

A beloved seafood item in the Mediterranean and in Southeast Asia, the cuttlefish is beginning to attract much attention in the U.S. Cuttlefish are actually shellfish and share the cephalopod family with squid and octopus. They have dense, succulent meat that is loaded with vitamins and nutrients. The texture of this mollusk is similar to calamari but is more robust in flavor. Low in fat and high in protein, cuttlefish is an excellent choice for a nutritious meal.

Alluring recipes

Foodies are always looking for an exciting new dish to order, and cuttlefish is the hot new thing. This delicious shellfish can be prepared in much the same way as calamari, but provides a refreshing and exciting take. It can be steamed, baked, breaded, or grilled. Fresh cuttlefish makes refreshingly sweet sushi. For a healthy menu option, cuttlefish can be marinated in olive oil, garlic, and vinegar and briefly grilled. Cuttlefish ink may create an exciting dish of black pasta when blended with garlic, onion, and rosemary. Cuttlefish meat can be wonderfully tender when prepared properly, but overcooked meat will be rubbery and chewy. Cuttlefish is the perfect blend of comfortable and exotic that diners are looking to find.

A curious creature

The cuttlefish is a curious creature in our oceans with many interesting traits. They are truly masters of disguise, able to change the color and texture of their skin to evade predators with near-perfect camouflage capabilities. This unique trait of their muscles and skin perhaps lends itself to their unique flavor. Cuttlefish fisheries typically use a hook and line method, which has no bycatch and little impact on ecosystems, a positive selling point for people looking to buy “green eating” options.

If you are looking for an exciting new dish in lieu of calamari, ordering cuttlefish is the perfect option for you. There is an assortment of delectable recipes to choose from and no concern of environmental impact from the fisheries.

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