Firefly Squid

Note: preparing the squid does take a little work but no advanced techniques. The white eyes should be removed and will come away easily in your fingers. Then you will need to remove the beak from between the tentacles. You can feel for it as something a little pointy and then remove it with your fingers or tweezers. Feel along the back for the quill. If that’s present (many have already been removed) pull that out with your fingers or tweezers.

SAFE HANDLING — Keep frozen until ready to use. Remove from packaging and defrost in the refrigerator 8-10 hours before use. Do not defrost at room temperature. Once defrosted, do not refreeze and use within 3 days.

The fishery for firefly squid is important in Japanese culture and culinary traditions. Check out this video to learn more about it.

Firefly Squid

A Japanese delicacy with a one-of-a-kind flavor, firefly squid are a sure sign of spring. Their taste has been described as a combination of egg yolk and very rich shrimp. These little umami bombs are approximately 2 inches long and are typically eaten whole.
In the ocean, firefly squid are bioluminescent, and fishermen catch them at night as they glow blue.

Firefly squid are fully cooked and ready to eat (with a little prep work, see below). Serve with a simple miso dressing or over a flavorful purée.

Sold in 12oz packs of whole squid, vacuum-packed and super-frozen. The squid are approximately two inches long with 50-60 squid per tray. 

Origin: Japan (wild)

Note: preparing the squid does take a little work but no advanced techniques. The white eyes should be removed and will come away easily in your fingers. Then you will need to remove the beak from between the tentacles. You can feel for it as something a little pointy and then remove it with your fingers or tweezers. Feel along the back for the quill. If that’s present (many have already been removed) pull that out with your fingers or tweezers. Then serve with your choice of sauce and enjoy!

Limited Catch products are a selection of unusual and seasonal offerings. Quantities are limited, so if you see something you like, catch it while you can.

Note: preparing the squid does take a little work but no advanced techniques. The white eyes should be removed and will come away easily in your fingers. Then you will need to remove the beak from between the tentacles. You can feel for it as something a little pointy and then remove it with your fingers or tweezers. Feel along the back for the quill. If that’s present (many have already been removed) pull that out with your fingers or tweezers.

SAFE HANDLING — Keep frozen until ready to use. Remove from packaging and defrost in the refrigerator 8-10 hours before use. Do not defrost at room temperature. Once defrosted, do not refreeze and use within 3 days.

The fishery for firefly squid is important in Japanese culture and culinary traditions. Check out this video to learn more about it.

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