How Long to Boil Squid
The ideal cooking time for squid is either one minute or at least a half-hour. In between those times, you'll get squid that's rubbery and hard to eat. For the quickest cooking method, drop your squid into boiling water for no longer than a minute, then take it out and immediately plunge it into an ice bath to stop the cooking process. If you've got more time, you can also boil squid for 30 to 45 minutes. Test the texture with a fork every 15 minutes until it becomes fully tender and ready to serve.