Solubility at several ionic strengths (0 to 1.0 M), pH (2 to 13) and gelling capacity of jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas muscle proteins were evaluated. Protein recovery was >90% at pH 9–12. Autohydrolysis was evaluated and affected only sarcoplasmic proteins. Folding score was 5 on all gels. Strength was higher for thermal gels prepared from squid fin (50.2 ± 1.2 N) than that prepared from the mantle (23.4 ± 2.5 N). There was no significant difference in gel strengths from previously frozen (46.4 ± 7.5 N) and never-frozen samples (43 ± 5.5 N). Moisture, water drip and water-holding capacity were evaluated on thermal gels. There were significant differences between frozen and never-frozen samples. Results on solubility and gel forming capacity of the proteins from mantle and fin of jumbo squid suggest that these properties can provide additional value to this resource.