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Octopus cooking 2013/3/10 20:11
I like sliced octopus in the Japanese restaurant. I've seen it in the super market in Kyoto. Can any one show me how to prepare it please. Thank you.
by routine  

Re: Octopus cooking 2013/3/11 16:40
Which one? Sashimi or boiled?

if living octopus maybe hard work :D
http://youtu.be/qaFFH1nBkls
http://youtu.be/Uh_heBzmDoY
if just foot only like this
http://youtu.be/b2eA4sqcVWQ

I guess just dont know Sashimi pack in kanji?
[たこ/タコの(お)刺身]

This is Squid ver :D
http://youtu.be/wkAqdh_kLbs
by Agiri (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Octopus cooking 2013/3/11 17:30
Thank you.
I like the cooked one. Can't eat sashimi though.
Do you know how to cook octopus?
by routine rate this post as useful

Re: Octopus cooking 2013/3/11 19:25
Oh I see.

http://temaeitamae.2-d.jp/top/t5/f/handled.octopus-2.html

http://www.tsuji.ac.jp/hp/gihou/japan/ika_tako/tako/tako1.htm
http://www.tsuji.ac.jp/hp/gihou/japan/ika_tako/tako/tako2.htm

Hand wash by a lot of solt,starch[katakuriko/片栗粉] or rice bran[kome nuka/(米)ぬか]
for slime off as first step.
This vid said sterch easier(short time and water washing clean off) than solt.
http://youtu.be/Mx_0-6FPqUI

After boiled use cold water be hale,
not use keep warm and soft.
by Agiri (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Octopus cooking 2013/3/12 09:27
Thank you Arigi
I'm going to buy otopus that sold at the supermarket and boil it. How long do I have to boil tentacles?
I appreciate your help.
catcat
by routine rate this post as useful

Re: Octopus cooking 2013/3/12 15:42
Hello routine,

while this is not specifically a Japanese method, I personally get the best results by putting the octopus into boiling water for about 15 seconds, then into cold water; repeat this 3-4 times.
Then put the octopus (or, if you like, just the tentacles) into softly boiling, salted water, for *about* 1 hour. Afterwards, the octopus is soft enough that you can cut it with a fork!

Good luck,
Kai
by umi2jp rate this post as useful

Re: Octopus cooking 2013/3/12 16:06
Tentacles just curl up first step
then colored skin vivid turn round sometimes
and testing soft or not(by spit or folk) as last like this.
http://youtu.be/ZhfF-WZ0GFA

This vid said washing by solt and boiled with green tea laef(tea bag cheap) better for more soft.
http://www.fish-cooking.com/sabaki/octpas-boil.html
by Agiri (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Octopus cooking 2013/3/17 21:39
Hi Agiri and Kai,
I made the octopus dish using both instructions. It worked out ok. Not too bad at all. That's what I want. Next time I will do a better job.
Your help is really appreciated.
routine
by routine rate this post as useful

Re: Octopus cooking 2013/3/17 22:32
Usually the octopuses sold at supermarkets are boiled already... If it's red and opaque white, it must be boiled.

recipe A
1. Slice an octopus thinner and put on a plate.
2. Shake salt, pepper and olive oil (and vinegar if you like)

recipe B
1. Put an octopus (don't cut!) into a pot with whole-tomatoes(can), laurel and oregano.
2. Stew it and add salt an pepper.

recipe C
1. Slice a octopus and fry it with garlic. Add some Japanese Sake (or white wine) put a lid on the pan (2 min.)
2. Wash rice and add 1 includes the soup and some water, and then cook as usual.
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