How to Prepare, Cook and Eat Octopus

Preparing, Cooking and Eating Octopus

In the comment for the article, Octopus or Devilfish; Animals that Adapt their Color to their Environment; Using Its Colour for Camouflage, I received several comments and questions about eating octopus, this article address questions you may have about preparing, cooking and eating octopus. Octopus can be eaten whole and alive, or chopped up and cooked, and many stages in between.

This first video is a National Geographic presentation and shows people eating whole live octopus. Not for the weak stomach, as it is very graphic ... even citing how some people do not live through the experience. Proceed at your own risk!

Making Sushi with Octopus

This next video shows you how to make sushi using octopus.

How to Tenderize, Marinate and Grill Octopus

This video show you how to tenderize, marinate and grill an octopus.

Octopus Curry

This video shows you how to boil, then marinate, and finally stir-fry octopus with vegetables creating a dish of Octopus Curry to serve over rice.

How to Prepare Octopus for Cooking

The following video shows how to prepare octopus for cooking.

After preparing the octopus per the above video, you can saute it as described in the video below.

Please be advised that eating raw fish can result in anisakiasis, an infection caused by an infestation of Anisakis worm larvae.

There you have it, several different ways to prepare, cook and eat octopus - if you dare!

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How to Prepare, Cook and Eat Octopus 4 comments

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teaches12345 2 years ago

Oh my gosh, this was interesting. I'm not one to indulge in this type of exotic meals, but it does peak your interest.


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homesteadbound 2 years ago from Texas Author

I tried to eat it once teaches at a buffet, but I just could not stick it in my mouth. I know it is a cultural thing, but I just could not do it. I'm sure it is good, but it was a whole baby one in a soup ..... :(


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Barbara Kay 2 years ago from USA

I don't think I'd care to eat octopus, but it sure is good to see you are back here at Hubpages.


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homesteadbound 2 years ago from Texas Author

Hi, Barbara Kay! I hope to become more active once again ... and will do so as my health allows.

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