Saturday, January 22, 2011

Duel of the Cephalopods

Matt and I bought a couple of octopuses at the shop. Not for companionship, I hasten to add, but to eat.
They were pretty squishy, and their heads were interestingly gelatinous when you poked them (which we totally did).

When we dropped them into boiling water, it was fascinating. The tentacles all curled up...

...and their heads became firm and rounded.

When we removed them from the boiling water, they were still a little grubby.

We'd tonged them (ummm... used tongs to pick them up) around the heads, which made the larger of the two ink everywhere. Yeah, there's also that brown stuff, but we chose to ignore it, seeing as they were getting a good wash afterwards.

Octopus duel!

Shortly after this, we decapitated them and put them in the oven. No heart-warming moral of the story here, kids!

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At 12:02 am, Blogger Nettie said...

Sounds like an adventurous dinner! lol
Great photos by the way ;-)

At 12:03 am, Blogger Maegan said...


At 12:05 am, Blogger Acci said...

Next time, you could stage an octopus vs. squid duel! Or giant octopus vs. megashark?

At 12:11 am, Blogger Hieronymous Anonymous said...

We do have both a squid and another octopus in the freezer...

At 5:14 am, Blogger Smerk said...

Gives new meaning to the phrase "food fight"!


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