Octopus (Pickup Only)

Octopus (Pickup Only)

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Package includes: 2 lbs of Octopus. 

Price: $10.00/lb

Harvest Method and Location: Bycatch off the coast of San Diego. 

Cooking Methods & Tips: 

Boil: 45-60 minutes on a simmer

Grill: 3-4 minutes per side (after boiling to tenderize)

Smoke: 1-2 hours

Saraspe Family Tips: Octopus must be cooked for a long period of time to become tender. To do this, bring large pot of water to boil. Take cleaned octopus and dip legs into boiling water 3 times. Leave octopus in the water and cook on low heat for 15 min. Turn off heat and leave octopus in pot of water until water has cooled (about 1 hour). Drain water and remove any loose skin from octopus. Cut into bite size pieces or prepare the way the recipe suggests. Sicilian way is to serve is with boiled potatoes, parsley, olive oil and lemon juice.  Check out one of our favorite recipes from our blog!

Octopus Tiradito Recipe

Nutrition (3 oz): Protein: 26g, Fat: 2g, Carbohydrates: 4g

Octopus is a good source of protein and is loaded with micronutrients including Niacin (B3), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Iron, Copper and Selenium. Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio is 18:1.

(Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21.)


*Consumer Advisory Notice:  Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. There is a risk associated with consuming raw or undercooked foods such as meat, poultry, or seafood products. If you have chronic illness of the liver, stomach, blood, or have immune disorders, you are at greater risk of illness from raw oysters and should eat oysters fully cooked. If unsure, consult your physician.