Braised Cuttlefish with Tomatoes & Capers

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    Braised Cuttlefish with Tomatoes & Capers

    Cuttlefish belong to the squid and octopus family and they look like a larger squid with a wider, bigger body, longer wings than squid and shorter tentacles. You could use large squid for this recipe but cuttlefish work better as the tentacle is thicker and therefore holds up better to heat. Here in Toronto, fresh […]

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Recipes

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