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A question about a recipe: Sweet & Spicy Calamari Why do you soak the calamari in club soda? What does it do? What difference does it make?

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I'm interested here in the science behind this method. Specifically, I'd like to know how it works. Thank you. ;o)

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asked almost 7 years ago

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added almost 7 years ago

Check out this site. There is no scientific explanation here, but the chef claims soaking in club soda makes the calamari more tender.

http://www.unionsquarecafe...

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