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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.
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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