Do restaurants substitute pig anus for calamari?
Similarly, it is asked, what is calamari substitute?
NPR Claims Pig Rectum Is a Suitable Substitute for Calamari -- In a Pinch. "At one end it widens out in a bulbous shape like a pink, wrinkly pear -- that's the rectum.
Likewise, can you eat pig anus?
Even pig anus. The popular NPR show This American Life, reportedly following a revealing conversation with a meat-processing plant manager, first exposed that calamari served in restaurants could actually be pig rectum.
This involves removing the head, viscera and inner cartilage (called the quill), something called the beak, along with the fins and skin. The tentacles and body are the edible portions. Usually, the squid body is sliced crosswise, which yields the characteristic calamari rings that are then prepared as described above.