Wednesday, April 17, 2013

STIR-FRIED BABY OCTOPUS


Have you ever tasted baby octopus ? It is a delicacy and not easily available everywhere.. Here in Brazil we get very nice and fresh sea-food. I bought some from the local market this week and decided to give it a try for the first time. You can cook them as a main course, soup, stew, salad or serve them stir-fried as an appetizer.

Ingredients:
Baby octopus ... 250 gms
Garlic ............... 2 tbsps
Lemon juice ..... 2 tbsps
Salt ................. to taste
Olive oil ........... 2 tbsps
Black pepper .... 1/2 tsp (freshly crushed)
Coriander leaves . 1/2 cup
( you can also use any other herbs like basil, oregano to replace the coriander leaves )

Method:

1. Clean the baby octopus.. remove the head and wash well with warm water.

2. Marinade them with one tbsp garlic, one tbsp olive oil, one tbsp lemon juice and a little salt. Keep it in the refrigerator for few hours or until you are ready to fry them.

3. Transfer them into a sauce pan and cook for 4-5 minutes without adding anything at this stage. You will see a lot of water coming out. Drain away the liquid.

4. In a pan, pour the remaining one spoon of olive oil and add the second spoon of garlic. Saute for a minute and add the octopus.

5. Stir-fry the octopus for a minute and add the coriander leaves or any other herbs of your choice. Season with black pepper and lemon juice.
The texture of the baby octopus is crunchy.. it should not be over-cooked.

14 comments:

  1. Hi ,

    I too see frequently in my place , but never tried . It seems to be slimy so I don't ever thought of buying.Does it really tastes good ?

    Todays Recipe : Coconut / Thengai Chutney

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    1. Yes dear.. I liked it.. di give it a try

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  2. Never thought of buying them..looks great.

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  3. Never dared to try them :) how does it taste

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  4. Seriously I am drooling,looks so yummy

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  5. Saw it in market several times, never tried to purchase. How is it taste Shovaji? Very interesting recipe.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/03/fried-onions-for-biryani-or-pulao.html

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  6. omg i dont think its Halal Food!! never tot octupus is consumed either!

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