Pusit 101: How to Clean, Trim, and Slice Fresh Squid

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Frozen pre-prepped squid saves you the effort of cleaning and slicing it yourself. But if you prefer the delights (and savings!) of fresh squid, here's how to do everything at home.

Why Do I Need to Clean Squid?

Fresh squid come with inedible parts you'll want to remove, like the beak and cuttlebone. And if you're making a squid ink-based pasta or stew, you'll want to retrieve the squid's ink sac from its innards.

Why You Don't Need to Clean Baby Squid

Maybe you're wondering: If you need to clean and trim regular squid before cooking, why can we eat baby squid whole?

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