There are various types of "potas" (kind of squid) in the Canary Islands - "voladora" (flying), "negra"(black), "de ley"(of law), "de luna"(of moon)...- and all are eaten in different ways. Although one of the most popular and delicious ways is in sauce, which gives it a great taste that is not often appreciated due to ignorance about this way of preparing squid. Preparation: In a pan on a flame, add the onion, the pepper, the tomatoes and the garlic, all chopped up and with a good splash of olive oil.
When this fried mix is ready, add some pepper ground together with a little cumin and the cloves. Later add the squid chopped in pieces and add water, together with white wine and a splash of vinegar and a spoonful of paprika. Finally add thyme and a bay leaf. Leave on the flame until you check that the squid is tender.