Squid provides just the right amount of sodium, which is 744 mg per 100 g cuttlefish. Jan 24, 2014 #2 drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. > Why would someone eat a cuttlefish? Cuttlefish can attain body lengths of up to 45cm and weigh up to 4kg, although typically 20-30cm and 1-2kg is normal. It is usually cut for use in nigiri type sushi but it can also be eaten as sashimi. Because the flamboyant cuttlefish will only eat live prey, it’s a difficult (and expensive) animal to raise and exhibit. The common cuttlefish can be seen in shallow water during the spawning period in late spring and summer. Premium Feather Member. But as everyone has said, it is hard to keep them alive so it would probably be … The flesh of cephalopods (such as squid, cuttlefish and octopus) must often be tenderised before cooking. Here at the Aquarium, juveniles will only eat live mysids and adults will only eat live grass shrimp. If you can get hold of baby cuttlefish, they are great for stuffing – fill with rice and chorizo and braise in red wine. This one is grilled with a stuffing of garlic and parsley. This can be done by: gently pounding the flesh with a flat mallet; honeycombing by scoring in a criss-cross pattern; marinating in a liquid such as milk. Elegant cuttlefish – ( Sepia elegans ) – Found offshore in southern British waters. Just if it matters they are young silkies . How do you eat cuttlefish ? It can encourage them to 'taste' each other. Although low fat, cuttlefish does contain a high concentration of cholesterol -- 190 milligrams in 3 ounces, or 60 percent of the total amount of cholesterol recommended daily. Why ever not? Don't feed squid if you are keeping several together as cuttlefish seems to taste like squid to another cuttlefish! The cuttlebones are slimmer that those of the common cuttlefish, often with a … Cannibalism can be a possibility. Nathan Outlaw serves in a warm salad of cuttlefish with purple sprouting broccoli, tarragon and zingy capers, having braised the cuttlefish in white wine and fish stock. The eggs take up to two months to hatch and well developed hatchlings (5mm long) emerge as tiny predators capable of eating a shrimp as large as themselves on the day they hatch. How to prepare squid, cuttlefish and octopus (cephalopods) Tenderising cephalopods. I live in a place where you can easily find cuttle fish bones on the beaches and I would like to give them to my chickens can I? That way, you can still get the benefits of sodium without being sick. They are so delicious as to die for! Aug 26, 2009 134,957 Some animals you can include in a cuttlefish tank are hermits, brittlestars and possibly some polyps. The cuttlefish’s flat body allows it to live and hover near the … When there is too much sodium you can get a higher blood pressure which can be harmful. The Spanish make wonderful tapas with sepia. While it is best to eat it as sushi (nigiri way), there are other ways that the Japanese consume cuttlefish such as having it grilled, raw (sashimi), sautéed, or simmered with vinegar. It’s no wonder they play such an important role during Greek Lent. Ps. Oh, because they’re so smart? You would probably have better luck at a live fish market, particularly an Asian market than a pet store, seeing how a lot of Asian countries eat cuttlefish (Yay Japan). Often with disastrous consequences. Did you know that octopus, squid and cuttlefish, the three main cephalapods in Greek cuisine, are a among the healthiest nonplant-based proteins we can eat? A cuttlefish serving's total fat content consists of 0.228 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 0.201 grams of saturated fat and 0.138 grams of monounsaturated fat.