You’ve heard of Squid Tubes, Squid Fries, and Squidward, but here’s something you may have never heard of: Squid Steaks. Cut from the mantles of wild Peruvian Humboldt Squid, these steaks are perfect for the grill, and lend themselves to any seasoning of your choice. These wild Squid can grow up to 6-feet long, and weigh up to 100 pounds, ensuring a nicely-sized Steak. Their size and shape make them a breeze to work with, as they’re easy to marinate, slice, and cook. Additionally, these Steaks are already tenderized and 100% usable, meaning that there is zero waste (of product or your time)!
Calamari Steaks’ simplicity means that you have room to get creative. While not as common in the U.S., Squid is popularly paired with meat across the pond. Squid stuffed with Pork is a popular dish in Vietnam, which means that you can pair these Squid Steaks with our popular Kurobuta Pork line. Our chefs at Samuels recommend grilling the Steaks a la plancha before topping it off with a Kurobuta Pork Chorizo for a mouth-watering land-and-sea combination.
You can also slice and dice these Steaks, prepare them Habachi style, and serve alongside some fresh Spring vegetables. If you choose to go that route, be sure to purchase some Black Garlic, Wild Spring Onions, and Ramps, available right now at Samuels. Or to keep things simple, just cut these Steaks thin and serve atop some fresh greens for a cost-effective and tasty Calamari Salad.
Calamari Steaks are available for the month of May for just $3.99/lb. We offer these Steaks in a frozen 30 lb case to ensure a fantastic shelf-life and easy keeping. And their low food cost means that you can add creative, eye-catching dishes without hurting the wallet. So before May ends, make sure you get the chance to Steak N’ Bake!