How to clean whole squid
Follow these 4 easy steps to clean your calamari
1. Separate squid into pieces Wearing rubber gloves, grasp tentacles with 1 hand and body with another; gently pull in opposite directions, separating tentacles from body, or tube (innards will stay attached to tentacles). Set tube aside.
2. Separate tentacles from innards Using a paring knife and working on a cutting board, cut tentacles off just above the eyes. Discard innards and eyes.
3. Clean tentacles From center of tentacles, squeeze out and discard the hard nubbin (beak).