Octopus for food?

October 22, 2010 7:50am CST
A few days ago I went to the market with some friends. I was astonished o see an octopus being sold there! It was BIG! But they already chopped it. I asked my friends if we should buy that. They said we can't because there should be a proper way to cook it which they don't know either. I asked the seller and said that it should be cooked only by those who knows how to cook it or else it will just go to waste. So, anyone here knows how to properly cook an octopus? Have you tasted an octopus before? Or have yoou seen one being sold at the market? Tell you experience about it.
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10 responses
@jennyze (7045)
• Indonesia
25 Oct 10
If an octopus is like a giant squid, then yes I ate it before from a restaurant. It tasted good. Maybe you should try it from a restaurant who sells this dish, then you can try to cook yourself.
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
@pogi253 (1587)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
When I read your post I remember Paul the Octopus. For those who don't know, Paul is an Octopus in Germany who has made 100% correct predictions in 7 of the matches in the soccer world cup 2010. 6 of these matches were played by Germany and Paul predicted that Germany would win all its matches till the Semis when it meets Spain. How this works? Two boxes are placed in the Aquarium where Paul is placed. These boxes contain Paul's favorite food in the same quantity and quality. Only difference is that each box has a different flag stuck on it. This flag is the flag of the countries that would be playing the soccer match. So, Paul predicts by eating from the box, things will win. So in 6 of Germany's games it ate from the box that had Germany's flag on it and last was when he selected Spain's' box.
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
I love squids. But I find the adult one such as the octopus too much for my taste. Besides won't that taste rubbery? I remember trying that on as a child and even if my father was a good cook after tasting the sauce I had a hard time biting and chewing the meat itself.
• China
23 Oct 10
I can't agree with you more .Even though i am not a vegetarian, i oppose selling octopus that way .We should never waste any raw materials ,let alone animals .Nowadays people are more and more greedy ,to some extent outrageous .We stupidly think of ourselves as the king of nature ,which is pathetic .And we turn into dictators and do whatever we want .Sooner or later we will get revenged by the nature .It is never too late for us to halt and make a confession .
@madteaparty (2761)
• Japan
23 Oct 10
Well, for me octopus is something very common to eat and it can be bought in any supermarket, at least in my country I have tried it in many ways. It can be eaten raw, or boiled too. Also grilled has a nice taste. You can try to look up some octopus recipes in the internet and try to make them at home. You never know if something will be up to your liking or not until you try
@Yada25 (44)
22 Oct 10
In my country we eat a lot of octopus and I am a big fan of seafood. I think it is not hard to cook the octopus but it is hard to wash it to remove the smell. I really love grill octopus. You can boil, stirred fry or make spicy salad from it. Yummy!!!
@ardenia (51)
• United States
22 Oct 10
im not sure i could even consider eating octopus but i live nowhere near the ocean so it sounds strange to me
@sumanadep (1230)
• India
22 Oct 10
I don't know about how to cook an Octopus.. In fact I have never heard that people eat Octopus.. some says that they eat small squids alive.. I think it is dangerous to sallow a squid .. it could block your mouth or you may not be able to breath... I am a vegetarian..
@marguicha (105986)
• Chile
22 Oct 10
I buy octopuses although where I live they are small that I can buy awhole for me. I boil wayer and then dump it and take it out, have the water boiling again and do that a couple of maore tiems. That helps soften it. Then I boil it. I use it for different ditto is out of this world. I also use there the octopus water. Another good way of doing it is by making a saucewith diced onions, at least a couple of garlic clives, hot pepper and live oil. Serve it with rice. Finally you can cut it in thin slices and serve it as an appetizer with a garlic homemade mayo.