Fresh Fish

Well its no surprise that living in the basque country which is so close to the ocean and being at Martin Berasategui would lead to having some of the best freshest products around.  Some of the fish that are on the menu are red mullet, cod, sole and squid.  We usually get in pretty large squid that we use for the squid consomme and ravioli course.  Though recently we got some that were a little bit more similar to what I see back in the US.  My jaw pretty much hit the floor when I saw these things.  I was told that they were no more than 2-3 hours out of water and it showed.  How?  The purple spotting on the squid was moving and fading in and out right in front of our eyes.  I was told that it will continue to do that until it fully dies.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCRXQhE8fMI%5D

Heres a video that I took at the restaurant.  Truthfully this really doesnt do it any justice.  The colors on them were so clear and vibrant.  The way the squid were spotting was just unreal.  To give you a better idea of what it looked like ive got this video I found online as well…unreal.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gxz5WNwfCE%5D

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