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how do you cook octopus?

Postby Hatori » Mon 09.11.2006 7:47 pm

hiya there! recently my brother has been into sushi and octopus because he's on his (as i'd call) "body builder" diet. so, my mom and i bought half a pound of ocotopus, and i was wondering if you could give me recipies to make out of ocotopus!! it'd be totally awesome! my mom thinks it'd be good to fry, but she wanted me to check online and stuff. i told her i'd check here first. ^_^
so, if you have any recipies or ways to cook ocotopus or squid, TELL ME! lol! thanks!! :D
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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby magma » Mon 09.11.2006 7:49 pm

Hmm let's see.... *rummages*

Got one here for Octopus Brats, but it only serves 8....
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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby Shibakoen » Mon 09.11.2006 8:04 pm

Copied and pasted from http://www.recipezaar.com


Chilli Lemon Octopus
Recipe #98182
6 ratings
I love octopus and thought this recipe sounded amazing. Have not tried this yet but wanted keep a copy so decided to store it here on Zaar. Prep and cooking time does not include time to marinate.
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2 kg baby octopus
1 tablespoon fresh lemon rind, grated
3/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons hot chili sauce
4 cloves garlic, crushed

1. Remove and discard heads and beaks from octopus, cut octopus in half.
2. Combine octopus, rind, juice, oil, sauce and garlic in large bowl, cover, refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
3. Drain octopus from marinade and discard marinade.
4. Add octopus to heated skillet or barbecue, cook over high heat until just tender.


Edit: All reviews were either 4 or 5 (out of 5) stars

Easiest might be to just go the yakiniku route and just put it in a pan with some oil and cook it. then put it on a salad...

PPS, I just had a eurika moment: OKONOMIYAKI!!!!!!!!!!!! Mmmm.... I'll try to find the recipe. I doubt you'd be able to find the mix easily, though.
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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby Oyaji » Tue 09.12.2006 12:13 am

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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 09.12.2006 12:17 am

I doubt you'd be able to find the mix easily, though.


It's just flour and dashi.

And if you're really gung-ho about it, you can buy it in any asian food store.
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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby chikara » Tue 09.12.2006 2:16 am

Grilled (is that broiled in the USA) Greek style aka Htapothi sta Karvouna. One of my favourite dishes at the local Greek restaurant. There's a recipe here and another here
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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 09.12.2006 9:37 am

if you boil (as you would with calamari) you either do it for one minute or 60 minutes.. anywhere inbetween and it just won't taste good at all.
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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby Hatori » Tue 09.12.2006 8:29 pm

thanks you guys! and keep these recipies and ideas coming! w00t my mother will like this stuff! ^_^
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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby Tspoonami » Tue 09.12.2006 9:33 pm

sushi

cook ocotopus


I like mine raw, whole [baby] and on a roll of rice...
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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby Hatori » Sun 10.15.2006 5:47 pm

talking about seafood, i thought was interesting that i found out ppl in japan purposely know how to make clams have pearls and are "pearl farmers". haha. grrr... i told my mom about how to make some octopus and she hasn't done it yet!! or i just never saw her do anything.... doom! 3!
but, i'm going to try and get her to buy some more octopus and i want to try some myself! ;)
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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby doinkies » Sun 10.15.2006 7:15 pm

Perhaps takoyaki might be a good option, but it's difficult to make it without the special pan, and I don't know if you can easily find the pan in your area. ^^;; but it was the first thing doinkies thought of.
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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 10.17.2006 10:46 am

a good rule of thumb here is 60 seconds or 60 minutes.. for some reason cooking after 1 minute and up to 5 minutes the octopus is very very rubbery.
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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby Hatori » Tue 10.24.2006 9:08 pm

doinkies wrote:
Perhaps takoyaki might be a good option, but it's difficult to make it without the special pan, and I don't know if you can easily find the pan in your area. ^^;; but it was the first thing doinkies thought of.


i've heard of takoyaki! i've always wanted to try it!! lol. i'm going to check out to see if i have a pan like what you're talking about. heh. :p
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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby Mukade » Wed 10.25.2006 12:43 am

<--- This is how you cook octopus... ;)
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RE: how do you cook octopus?

Postby Rounin T » Thu 10.26.2006 11:24 am

Mukade wrote:
<--- This is how you cook octopus... ;)


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