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Can I Reheat Scallops And Calamari
A question 4 a chef: I am sorry but this is not medical question. There are plenty of cook books/magazines, even dr. Google is likely able to help you. Scallop needs to high heat and to quickly get it golden on outside and moist/juice inside (as in picture). Calamary can be fried until crunchy! have fun.. ...Read more
In allergic bmti shellfish and have not tried any for 20 years or so. Will i still be allergic and can I eat calamari?
Possibly: Allergy to shellfish is usually due to allergy to a common allergen. However, people may react differently to various shellfish. Not all shellfish may cause reactions. After 20 years, an initial contact may be tolerated. While calamari may be better tolerated than shrimp and crab, you should see an allergist before trying any shell fish if you had a bad reaction in the past. ...Read more
Is calamari a shellfish? Also if i wanted to eat fried calamari should I worry about the transfer from the oil that it is cooked in?
Calamari = shellfish: Shellfish refers to mollusks and crustaceans. Calamari is squid, a member of the mollusk family along with snails, and bivalves (scallops, clams, oysters, mussels). Allergy to mollusks is generally mediated by the protein tropomyosin which is also found in crustaceans: shrimp, crab, crayfish and lobster. The oil may be ok, but i would not bet on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is all the hype about calamari oil true, or is it just some marketing thing. I would like to enhance my memory and reduse my knee pains. Thank you?
Food poisoning: Yes, if it is improperly prepared, contaminated or improperly stored. ...Read more
May be: Calamari are one kind of squid, which are distant relatives of molluscs. They contain a protein, tropomyosin, that cross reacts with that of shrimp, crabs etc., sometimes also with that of dust mites and cockroaches. If you are not very allergic to shellfish, you may be able to tolerate calamari. If you are, either avoid them or see an allergist to be tested and find out if you can risk it. ...Read more
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