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October 26, 2007
Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Pumpkin
Just the thing for Hallowe'en.
Posted on October 26, 2007 at 4:32 PM
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Squid ink (off Sepia officinalis and related) is edible, has only a very slight fishy and bitter taste and is a strong food-dyer. Why not use it to dye the pumpkin-pie black? If the ink is used in larger quantities (will need a bit more sugar and vanilla), the tongues, teeth and lips of the eaters will get a nice black color which lasts for quite some time ;-)
Squid ink comes mainly in two different packings: one is a tasteless plastic bag, the other one is a tastefull and fully biological bag. Both packings are priced more or less the same and both are difficult to open, but there's an illustrated step-by-step guide at http://homecooking.about.com/od/seafood/ss/... for the latter.
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