Favorite octopus recipes

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Re: Favorite octopus recipes

Postby rrnate » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:27 pm

Gross dudes. Gross.

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Re: Favorite octopus recipes

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:33 pm

Ever have calamari? Squid is a close cousin to octopus.

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Re: Favorite octopus recipes

Postby fennel » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:56 pm

snoqueen wrote:
They're just too damned cute and intelligent.

Slippery slope alert. If you think too hard about this you'll quit eating any meat at all. Do not ask me how I know this.
Pigs can be mighty cute and a lot of fun to watch at play. Cows can be mischievous. Maybe that's why they're off my list.

Octopus and squid entertain my teeth. Truly al dente.

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Re: Favorite octopus recipes

Postby O.J. » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:09 am

It's currently on the menu at a pig in a fur coat.

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Re: Favorite octopus recipes

Postby NullDevice » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:12 pm

They can pry the word "octopodes" out of my cold, dead hands.

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Re: Favorite octopus recipes

Postby fennel » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:14 pm

So we have two kids coming to visit, and Dad has requested a little something to broaden their eating habits. What more natural choice than octopus?

These will be marinated in olive oil, lemon, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and oregano (herbs fresh from the garden). Then onto a hot grill. Can't wait ...

(Subvert the somnolent palate!)

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Re: Favorite octopus recipes

Postby Mad Howler » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:09 pm

fennel wrote:So we have two kids coming to visit, and Dad has requested a little something to broaden their eating habits. What more natural choice than octopus?

These will be marinated in olive oil, lemon, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and oregano (herbs fresh from the garden). Then onto a hot grill. Can't wait ...

(Subvert the somnolent palate!)


Snip off a few tentacles, slice them into rounds and do them a-la-roma - as another experience.
For some reason the digestive thing that runs my body will not accept these creatures as food, this makes me sad.
Octopi/squid are awesome seafare if you can tolerate them.

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Re: Favorite octopus recipes

Postby fennel » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:30 pm

Well, these are both hot-dog/squishy-bread type of kids, but they did fairly well. They weren't enthused by the prospect of their many-tentacled dinner, but they tried some and declared it "ok."

Best of all, they earned bragging rights.

(In fact, I think grilled is the way to go. They were insanely delicious.)

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Re: Favorite octopus recipes

Postby fennel » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:30 pm

Since grilling isn't really an option for this now most traditional of traditional Midwestern TG dishes, we've put the little buggers to marinate overnight in orange juice, rosemary, garlic, olive oil, and a bit of tamari.

Tomorrow, we shall cook them ... eh, somehow, and serve them as an appetizer with a dry white.


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