Frozen Cuttlefish

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What Is It?

Cuttlefish belongs to the order of Sepiida. They are known worldwide as Sepia, share many similarities with squids, both in body structure and in defence mechanisms. But they have a larger body, narrower fins and teeth. The cuttlefish moved into the water by its syphon and even uses ink to escape predators and catch prey. This brown ink is used as a food colourant by chefs. Chefs much love ink for its rich, seaweedy flavour and its tar-black glossiness.

If thawed, the frozen cuttlefish flesh is very tender and somewhat chewy. They are a terrific substitute for squid. With a sweet flavour and tender texture, this versatile seafood will surprise you with its versatility. The frozen cuttlefish can be prepared and cooked in many ways. The most common approach is to sauté frozen cuttlefish with fresh vegetables. It is also a wonderful substitute for squid. The cuttlefish meat is rich in Vitamins B12, B6, A and C, as well as Niacin, Iron, Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc. Frozen cuttlefish contains all that load of good things and none of the bad stuff, not even cholesterol.

Processing

Our fresh range of frozen cuttlefish is washed and prepared for immediate use, ideal for pasta including rice dishes. We offer tender cuttlefish from the Atlantic sea. It’s clean, individually quick frozen, and ready to use in stews, grilled, sautéed. or fried. Quick-frozen cuttlefish are prepared using fresh cuttlefish, that are high quality, clean and safe for human consumption. The quick freezing process is completed when the product temperature has reached -18°C or colder. The product is kept deeply frozen to maintain the quality during transportation, storage and distribution. Our frozen cuttlefish and its parts are handled and packed properly to minimise oxidation and dehydration.

Benefits

Cuttlefish is a mollusc belonging to the shellfish family. It is rich in protein, vitamins plus minerals but low in calories. This makes cuttlefish a highly nutritious meal. Low in cholesterol and low in calories, the cuttlefish is found in low-calorie diets. It’s perfect for those who like to boost their protein consumption without sacrificing their low-calorie goals. It can also be included in the diet for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and dyslipidaemia. Cuttlefish contains high biological value proteins that raise energy levels. A 100gm portion of cuttlefish has a decent amount of protein, about 15.5gm to 16. 1gm. All those carbohydrate-fearing protein aficionados including those on a ketogenic diet should have cuttlefish in your diet as it has no carbs. Cuttlefish is also a good source of vitamin B 12 and B6. Your body requires vitamin B12 for good neurological and blood health plus vitamin B6 to protect your heart from disorders. It also contains good amounts of selenium and Vitamin E. Selenium, which is found in a limited amount in the body, functions with vitamin E to support natural body development and fertility. As an antioxidant, it is known that it plays a part in the fight against cancers and can help prevent tumour development. This gives you so many good reasons to eat cuttlefish since it abounds in both these nutrients.

Why Choose Us?

Frozen Fish Direct brings you the best quality frozen cuttlefish, an exotic seafood. We are one of the major distributors of frozen cuttlefish in the UK. At Frozen Fish Direct, we use the latest technology to preserve the natural texture and taste of the Seafood.
Our frozen cuttlefish is highly demanded on the market due to its freshness and high quality. We get our frozen cuttlefish from trustworthy fisherman and suppliers. We also use temperature management equipment to keep the seafood frozen before it is delivered to your house. Known for its freshness and long shelf life, the frozen cuttlefish are properly cleaned and stored. We use hygienic processes to package our frozen cuttlefish and without using any chemical. The frozen cuttlefish can be purchased easily at great prices. Get your frozen cuttlefish delivered right to your door in a pouch and positioned conveniently in the freezer. Bring home the taste of adventure!

Nutrition Facts

A 100-gram serving of cuttlefish provides:

Calories: 79
Total Fat: 0.7g
Saturated Fat: 0.1g
Cholesterol: 112mg
Sodium: 372mg
Potassium: 354mg
Protein: 16.2g
Omega 3: 0.1g

Frozen Cuttlefish Recipe

FAQs

How to prepare cuttlefish for cooking?
The flesh of cuttlefish must often be tenderised before cooking. This can be achieved by softly beating the flesh using a flat mallet, by making a honeycomb in a crisscross shape, or by marinating in liquid substances like milk.
But, overcooking will toughen the flesh. It is best cooked using a slow low-heat cooking method or by stir-frying.
Is cuttlefish the same as a squid?
Squid have a lightweight, feather-shaped frame inside their membrane called the pen, while cuttlefish have a larger internal structure known as the cuttlebone. Compared to the larger, stout structure of the cuttlefish, squid has slender, torpedo-shaped frames.
Is frozen cuttlefish good?
Frozen cuttlefish is a great choice even when fresh is available. Any of the sturdy muscle fibres are worn down by freezing and thawing, which makes the cuttlefish more tender. It is sold with cleaned bodies and tentacles and they are already cut into rings for frying and other recipes. The cuttlefish has a fuller flavour than calamari.
How do you defrost frozen cuttlefish quickly?
Place the frozen cuttlefish in an airtight bag. Place the packet in a sink under cool running water for a shorter defrosting time. This process thaws at a rate of about 30 minutes per pound.
How long do cuttlefish last after defrosting?
It is important to use freshly frozen and thawed squid in two days. You must never refreeze previously frozen cuttlefish or any seafood for food safety.