Ocean Jewel Loligo is wild caught in the oceans off Thailand, China, India and California. This is a fast growing, smaller sized squid that is naturally tender when cooked. The squid tubes are cut into rings and both rings and tentacles are dusted and deep-fried to create the ever-popular calamari appetizer. Loligo is also excellent grilled.
Ocean Jewel Illex is line caught from the wild and is a larger squid with thicker walls. Sold as squid tube only, tube sizes range from 5/8” and can go beyond 12”. The tubes can be cut into rings, dusted and deep-fried or the tubes can be scored into pineapple cut and wok-fried or stuffed.