Post Card from The New Yorker from Orange County
"Last month, as freakish and familiar as wildfires, mudslides, or earthquake light, a "squid invasion" began on the coast of Southern California. As they periodically will do, thousands of the slippery, suckery, tentacled deep-sea hoovers known as Humboldt squid were making their way north from Mexico, devouring everything in their path. That night, Poke and some seventy other fishermen--warriors with Budweisers--set out on a boat called the Western Pride to try to beat them back."
|100 pounds of calamari?|
The Newport Beach dining crowd haven't been feasting on this plentiful local catch, however, with only Billy's at the Beach putting out plates of the giant cephalopods--beer-battered and fried, of course.
A number of recipes are recounted in the piece, shared by fishermen accustomed to cooking with giant squid--maybe they could offer some feedback on Dave's 225-pound sea bass fish taco recipe?