Blanched squid rings
The Illex argentinus squid is a cephalopod also called Argentinian red squid or simply squid. The tentacles and arms are under the head and mantle, and its colors present brown to purple tones.
It is caught from February to June in the South-Western Atlantic ocean (FAO zone 41), using trawls or jigs (multi-hooks lines).
It is present in waters of Brasil, Uruguay, Argentina and Falkland Islands; and it is the principal cephalopod species exploited in that region where it has a major role in the ecosystem.
Its treatment with citric acid gives it a tender texture.
We offer it as rings made out of squid tubes.
It can be appreciated in ready meals, seafood cocktails or paella.
For more information, please visit the website www.fao.org
- Species: Illex argentinus
- Size: from 80/100 to 150/200 (made from S/SS tubes) pcs/Kg
- Net weight: master carton of 8.2kg
- Origin: Spain
- Seasonality: caught from February to June in FAO zone 41
- Ingredients: squid, water, salt, additives (E330, E331)
- Ionizing treatment: none
- Presentation: blanched squid ring, frozen IQF
- Elaboration: catch, sorting, cleaning, deheading, gutting, freezing, transport, thawing, peeling, internal shell and fin removal, skinning, slicing, treatment, blanching, sizing, deep-freezing, compensated 10% glazing, packing, metal detector, storage.
Maximum temperature: -18°C
BBD: 24 months after freezing date
- TVC: 100 000 /g
- Fecal coli.: none
- E. Coli: 1 /g
- Staphylococcus aureus: 100 /g
- SRA: 10 /g
- Salmonella: absence in 25g
- Listeria mono.: absence in 25g