That the domestic squid really is a truly delicious morsel, gourmets shall be persuaded durnig the Days of adriatic squid that will take place from the December 1st 2017 until January 7th 2018 all over the restaurants on North-west Istria. They will, in specified period, at affordable prices, offer full course menus based on adriatic squid, all in combination with local wines i olive oils of highest quality.
This gourmet manifestation, apart from presenting an additional motive for visiting North-west Istria at the time of Christmas holidays, is endeavoring to valorize remarkable squid from the Adriatic Sea, which is hunted just in winter period. It intends to raise awareness of their value in the kitchen and encourage caterers to devise new and creative recipes based on this sea food.
From a cheap, almost despised food, squid are on the Adriatic coast in the last half century turned into a favorite specialty. They have a delicate taste of the sea and are an exquisite medium for different flavors. They can be treated aggressively, with vinegar, hot peppers and aromatic herbs, and gently, with a few drops of lemon and a bit of chives.
Small, thin and soft squid are better for baking whole, while those big thick suited to prepare meals which require long cooking, where it is well to cut or nick the inside. They are especially appreciated if they are caught with a special hook, so called “peškafonda”, instead with a fishing net.
A certain attention of the guests aims to be drawn about the essential difference between the Adriatic and those Patagonian squid or Californian one. Although the market is flooded with the latter, the first are far better starting point for culinary ventures.
Do not miss to taste the Adriatic squid, one of the most prominent delicacies of the rich Istrian table.