How can i preserve squid ink

  • How can i preserve squid ink Sinan

    I clean my own squids and I want to preserve the ink for later use. I was wondering what to do with the ink sac. Should I collect the ink in a little jar and freeze it?

    Or how long will it last in the refrigerator?

    Any ideas?

  • From what I understand you should be able to extract the ink and freeze it for later use. Users on this forum suggest extracting the ink and then freezing. Another person here says:

    I save my ink from freshly cleaned squid and just freeze it

    So it looks like your best bet would be to extract the ink from the sacs into a suitable freezer container and freeze it.

    Freezing will definitely help it to last longer as the shelf life of squid in the refrigerator is 1-2 days. You can extend this to 3-5 months in the freezer. I'd imagine the squid ink would have a similar shelf life.

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