Squid ink in the ice box

 Got a couple of big squid today at tanta's and chucked em in a placcy bag then in the ice box. Next time I looked in the ice box it was full of ink. I was wondering if this has any effect on the eating quality of the fish also in the icebox. Cheers guys.

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 this has happened to me in

Sun, 2017-08-06 16:32

 this has happened to me in the past. had no effect on the fish , just gotta give them a wash down before processing. as far as the esky goes just give it a scrub without detergent as this can taint the fish next time if you dont wash out thoroughly. shouldnt stain at all


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Sun, 2017-08-06 16:33

Squid ink is sometimes used to make a sauce or similar, won't affect eating qualities of fish.

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Karate chop

Mon, 2017-08-07 12:21

I don't know about the effect on eating quality, but just give them the ol' karate chop behind the eyes to stop them inking.

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squid ink

Mon, 2017-08-07 12:25

a restuarnt we sometimes go to  whioch is around $40 per head always uses squid ink on its meals its pretty tasteless but it shows its all good mate so dont stress


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Thanks guys

Mon, 2017-08-07 17:06

 Good to know cheers for the replys.

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i aways

Mon, 2017-08-07 21:40

 i aways point my squid at my mate untill they stop squirting , you can buy a squid spiker from complete angler in rocky , that humanly kills them and quickly rather than them feezing to death in your ice box 

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Just squeeze them between the

Tue, 2017-08-08 07:30

Just squeeze them between the body and head, kills them instantly (Might rip a few heads off until you get the feel).
Another thing is that squid stains (should) break down with UV light, so if you're having dramas cleaning anything that has squid ink on it (Something that's not porous of course) just wash it the best you can and leave it in the sun and it should clean right up

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Domestos or White King

Tue, 2017-08-08 12:35

 Works well on stained iceboxes or cutting boards, or small stains will break down with sunlight , as Lastchance said.

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 Ikijime squid is not hard,

Tue, 2017-08-08 16:36

 Ikijime squid is not hard, between the eyes and on either side of the start of the quill. Turns white if you've done it right. No ink will come out then. I make my own squid spike out of a spare bread knife but you can buy proper one from anyone of the sponsors.

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ice cream container in esky

Wed, 2017-08-09 16:04

ice cream container in esky for squid, those long rectangular ones, work a treat


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Thu, 2017-08-10 07:23

 Will give this a try thanks alot guys.