Sautéed Baby Octopus

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I have always loved Calamari and whenever I see the breaded and fried Baby Octopus on a restaurant menu I have to order them. For those who have followed me for a while, do you remember when I went to Jungle Jims International Market last year? I bought all kinds of interesting food there. Click HERE to see our trip there. Anyhow, I bought these Baby Octopus there and thawed them out for my dinner. My husband had to work and won’t even try these so they are all mine.

There are so many ways to cook Octopus. I personally try to stay away from the fried recipes unless I order them out, I hate the mess. So I opted for the recipe on the package. Cooking them this way gave them a more chewy type texture which I love. They can be boiled for an hour, if you want them to be more tender or go ahead and fry them with breading. Anyway they are cooked, I love them. The next time I will put them into the slow cooker and see how they turn out.

Adapted from: http://www.panamei.com

 

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Ingredients

 

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Place the baby Octopus into a medium

bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.

 

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Gently toss well with a large spoon.

Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 

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Place the Baby Octopus into a large skillet

over medium heat. Sauté for 7 – 8 minutes,

stirring and turning constantly, making sure

all parts of the Baby Octopus get cooked.

 

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Remove from the skillet

and serve immediately.

 

Sautéed Baby Octopus

http://www.InDianesKitchen.com

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Ingredients

  • 2# baby octopus
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. dry basil
  • 1 Tbsp. dry parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. dry thyme
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl add all of the ingredients.
  2. Using a large spoon gently toss combining well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the baby octopus.
  5. Stirring and turning gently but constantly, sauté for 7 – 8 minutes until the octopus are completely cooked.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Categories: Seafood, Snacks/Appetizers

46 Comments »

  1. Wow – you are brave, but I have tried them before and may have mentioned before that I was tricked into trying an octopus stew – not told the contents and saw the suckers – an OMG moment. Yes, they are chewy, like clams would be my description.

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