Squid in Ink (Chipirones en su Tinta)
Squid in Ink is a very popular and traditional dish in northern Spain. These tender, succulent baby squid are hand packed in Galicia, prior to being boiled and preserved in a rich, natural, squid ink sauce having a hearty, umami taste. The texture of the squid is firm (but never rubbery), and they make a fantastic “tapa” that is easily prepared. Simply place the can in hot water for five minutes and then serve with crusty bread to soak up the sauce, or with a small mound of boiled white rice.
Squid in ink pairs very well with refreshing Albariño or Godello white wines. Limited production due to the manufacturer’s strict adherence to quality standards and sourcing of ingredients at the peak of the season.