having a hard time with this seemly simple 'snack'.
The calamari and squid is usually given to me by my neighbour (seafood monger). It's frozen and a mix of baby octopus and squid rings, no label.
I've tried boiling them first (a few minutes) and then frying them. or direct each way. The taste is always good, but just not tender (kind of gummy).
It is possible that this type of squid is tougher (e.g. Moroccan octopus is more tender than Thai), and a reason why neighbour says: "arr, I can't cook these right... here... you try".
Is there a trick to getting them spot on?