Sauteed Octopus in a Bulgoggi and Tabasco Marinade
Ahh. Sauteed Octopus. You don't get this stuff back home. The last two nights I have ventured into cooking Octopus. The first night, I went to the market and thought I had a steal when I saw this huge octopus for sale at what I thought was 2.90, it turned out that is was more like 29.90, so I returned it and got a few baby octopus' to bring back and throw in some authentic Korean noodles with a little bulgoggi and tabasco sauce. Good call. They tasted really good with that particular sauce and the size of their tentacles complimented the noodles. I actually found out that Octopus, albeit a little chewier than Squid, has about a quarter of the cholesterol. Interesting stuff.........I know.
The next night, (tonight), I bought a medium sized Octopus and the tentacles were pretty big, some the width of my fingers. I put that next to some pasta noodles and that's the finished platter picture up top with my tv remote waiting for me after a nice but long day teaching my Korean geniouses and hittting the gym.
PS-Dan, you would have been proud of me. The Octopus tonight was so fresh that when I cut it on my cutting board it wiggled and the suction cups still worked and seemed to put up a fight. Pretty crazy I know. What happened to my squimishness? I think I left it at JFK...lol. Zimmerman would be proud.
PPS-Gomes, YES, that baby Octopus up top IS infact winking at you. When you come to visit it's gonna be all about the baby Octopus and pig-nose sandwiches with mustard....Your favorite.