Bulad is a dried squid. Pusit is made from freshly cleaned and sun-dried squid. Follow the steps below for making dried squid, which is called a post.
Process of Making Dried Squid1
The following are the ingredients
Salt and Squid
1. Separate the squid into small, medium, and big groups. The small size is between 25 and 30 cm long, the medium size is between 31 and 35 cm, and the large size is between 36 and 40 cm.
2. Clean the squid by hand by taking off the eyes, skin, mouth, and fins. You can use salt water or tap water for this.
3. Cut the bottom part of the squid’s insides open.
4. Sun dries From 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., they used a dryer to clean squid from the inside out. They also made a topping, which is a bamboo mat.
5. Collect the sun-dried items and let them air dry in the shade for an hour.
6. Let the squid dry in the sun again from 4 to 5 p.m.
7. Get the squid in the late afternoon when the temperature is low so that the squid doesn’t stick to the machine.
8. Sun-dry the squid again the next day, but this time outside.
9. Press the squid’s body and limbs flat by putting oil on them and rolling a bottle over them.
10. Weigh and pack the squid by kilogram.
11. Lay flat inside a ready-made box so it can be moved.
How dried squid (Ichiban dried squid) is made2
a. Getting ready
Fresh squid is cut in half down the middle of the belly. The head is cut in half down the middle, and the eyes and guts are taken out. The skin, soft shell, beak, and fins are still there.
First, the cleaned squid is washed in salt water to get rid of any stuck-on dirt or germs. Then, it is washed in fresh water to get rid of the salt.
There are different ways to dry things, like suspension drying and pin drying, but hanging drying is the most common method. The squid are prepped and washed, and then the ropes are stretched and the squid are hung in places that get a lot of sunshine. The arms are separate and spread out to make drying easier. At night, when there is good airflow, the squid is left on the ropes.
The next day, the squid are taken off the rope and stretched and shaped. The squid is then laid out with their backs facing up on a straw mat and dried in the sun. During the drying process, they are turned over to keep the process going. At night, they are put in boxes with a layer of plastic on top. The next day, they are taken out and stretched and formed again. They are put on straw mats and stretched out until they are dry enough.