Cuttlefish in our A-Z - Cooking Index
Cuttlefish are marine animals Despite their common name, cuttlefish are not fish but molluscs. Recent studies indicate that cuttlefish are among the most intelligent invertebrate species.
Cuttlefish is extremely popular in Italian risotto where the ink from the cuttlefish turns the rice black. Cuttlefish ink is also an extremely popular sauce in Spain and is well known for its smoothness. Cuttlefish can be boiled, or stewed in a very similar way to its cousins, the octopus and the squid. Although, the cuttlefish can also be shredded and dried, this makes for a great snack and is especially popular in Japan.
Cuttlefish are caught mainly in the Mediterranean and off the coast of East Asia but they can also be caught elsewhere, including the English Channel.
The Cuttlefish is an extremely intelligent creature and is thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates.