These chipirones are fresh and delicate, with a rich dark sauce. The secret is in the preparation. Tender baby squid are sautéed by hand until they are on the verge of perfection, then immediately packaged and deep frozen. They are kept at very low temperatures until you are ready to prepare them for your family and friends. Within minutes, you are serving a special delicacy usually only found in Spain.
Many restaurants in Spain now offer these artfully prepared dishes instead of cooking from scratch, and the customers enjoy them just as well. It goes to show the level of quality and care that goes into their preparation.
Chipirones en su Tinta are served in a vegetable sauce seasoned by the squid's own ink. It is a mild, rich sauce and a favorite across Spain. Serve with bread as a tapa, or over rice as a main course.