Squid, also known as calamari, is a cephalod such as octopus and octopus. Squid have a pleasantly mild flavor that is savory and oceanic. Squid takes well to seasonings and a variety of cooking methods. Squid can become rubbery if cooked incorrectly. It should be cooked very quickly such as deep-frying or sautéeing or very slowly such as braises or stews to achieve a tender texture.