I had frozen squid bodies and can tell you that if you want to cut them into nice circles don't let them fully defrost. I kind of forgot about then while defrosting and my rings weren't as niece as I would have liked. Aside from that this turned out very well indeed. I had no problem following the recipe and dinner was delicious. Mine took less time to cook than stated (I might have cut them too small?) so be sure to keep a close eye on them as you really don't want them overcooked. I only made a single serving for myself which could certainly effect the cooking time too. Anyway, It was quite easy to make and company worthy. So glad I made this for Culinary Quest 2014.