Monday, May 25

octopus heads

Busy busy busy...
My life seems to consist of just work and sleep, interspersed with a odd little distractions like:
Trying to figure out HOW many times Skye has managed to get stung by jellyfish whilst trying to catch them...
And trying to decide what on earth I am going to do with the huge octopus that I was given as I finished work the other day. (Note: it was one of these, not the whole tub.)
"Here, Nik, this is for you, take it home and cook it."
I watched as he poured the slimey creature into a plastic bag. I gulped.
" Er, thanks, but I haven't a clue how to cook it.." I said faintly.
"Easy, just cut open the head and clean it out then boil it til it's cooked."

I held up the bag and shuddered, I doubted that I could even TOUCH the thing let alone clean out its HEAD! So I did the only think I could think of and got Carlo to take it around to his parents house. They could clean its head and cook it.
Apparantly they were chuffed to bits with it.

19 comments:

  1. Ouch poor thing! Luckily we don't have jelly fish but we have other things like Dock Spiders that bite and zebra mussles that cut your feet in some lakes. Water shoes are always a good idea! I just can't eat Octopus, my uncle in Sicily used to catch them on a weekly basis, I don't ever recall being there when he cleaned out it's head...thank God.

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  2. The only thing to do with an octopus is...... give it away, lol! Shudder, shudder, I couldn't even eat it, let alone, chop the head off, clean it and cook it!

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  3. Oh but the octopus salad my hubby makes is DELISH (obviously he cleans AND cooks it, 'cause it ain't me touching that viscid THING)
    Busy busy uh? That's good though.
    dollyna

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  4. Please tell me you didn't pee on her legs!

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  5. I would have to get some to clean it for me !! Oh yes octopus salad sounds delicious :-)

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  6. Oh, but it is sooooo good in a salad.....boiled, cooled, and chopped up in long strips. Add olive oil, minced garlic, parsley, squeeze of lemon, celery, YUM! You have yourself some seafood salad that is delicious and healthy.

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  7. Poor little one. I seem to remember my brother and I telling our younger sisters that they don't hurt girls!

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  10. Eeeerrrrgghhhh - yuk!!!

    Nina x

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  11. Nell said
    Octopus is my mom's favorite part of a seafood salad, she and my brother Sam love the stuff YUK!
    Lucia's and mine Uncle Pino also spear fished for sea urchins slit them right open on the beach and swallowed the contents, I nearly passed out.
    You should have a bottle of vinegar to spray on wee legs.
    I believe that's what they used in Florida when I got stung many moon ago.

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  12. How long are you living there and you still can't cook one?

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  13. MMMMmmmm .... I love octopus, in Spain we boil it cut it in round slices and season it with sweet paprika , salt and olive oil. Delicious!

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  14. ooooh my Goood that octopus ... thank God you did not have to cut open its head, you would have had nightmares.

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