Cuttlefish are related to squid and octopus and are predatory, intelligent animals. They are known as ‘black gold’ in the west country due to the volumes being landed.  The copious quantities of black ink produced by cuttlefish are sometimes used in cooking and the flesh of cuttlefish is high in protein and an alternative to squid. They have a delicate flavour and are easy to cook, working particularly well in braised dishes.

Adapted from Love Seafood



West coast of the UK West coast of the UK

Seafood type:


Best during:

January - February , April - August , December


All year round

Cooking recommendations:

Grill, poach, steam, or stir fry

Nearest Alternatives:

Octopus Squid