let's start a cooked octopus recipe thread

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by snorton938, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. snorton938

    snorton938 Freshman

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    here's the first one from "food down under":

    alaska octopus gumbo

    Ingredients :

    1/2 cup Bacon, diced
    2 cup Water
    1 pt Fresh octopus, steam til tender
    2 cup Steamed rice, slightly undercooked
    1 lb Tomatoes
    1 can Okra
    1/2 cup Onions, diced
    1 x Green pepper, diced
    1/4 tsp Cayenne
    1/2 cup Celery, diced
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Method :
    Boil bacon in water for 15 minutes, then add the rest of the ingredients.
    Simmer together for ten minutes. Serve with warm cornbread.
     
  2. snorton938

    snorton938 Freshman

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    here's one for fried octopus that could be used to make and octopus po' boy sandwich:

    POLVO FRITO - FRIED OCTOPUS

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Seafood

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 kg Octopus
    3 Eggs beaten
    1/4 c Milk

    salt and pepper to taste finely chopped parsley olive
    oil

    A friend born in Portugal supplied this simple and
    excellent example of Portuguese home-cooking.

    Precook 1 kg of octopus, drain and cool Cut it up into
    generous chunks. Beat 3 eggs, with a little milk salt
    and pepper to taste, and half a bunch of very finely
    chopped parsley. Coat the octopus pieces in the egg
    mixture and shallow fry in a little olive oil, turning
    them until are golden. Serve.

    From Meryl Constance' column in the Sydney Morning
    Herald, "Raw Materials". 3/2/93. Courtesy, Mark Herron.
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Give it to Mikey and see if he'll eat it.
     
  4. snorton938

    snorton938 Freshman

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    :D
    lol....i remember when i grew up that people outside of the very deep south thought that catfish was just a bottom feeder not fit to eat (didn't have all of these fancy catfish farms back then).....now everybody loves it. can't knock it 'til you try it. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    p.s. happy easter and no, i won't be eating octopus for supper on sunday.
     

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