Thursday, April 21, 2005

octopus on fire

Feeling very adventurous, i decided to buy an octopus. Not as a pet, but for a meal. It was a three-tentacled medium sized bugger who was deheaded, desac-ed and de-beaked when i bought him at vicmart. Today i sliced him in twain (and kept the other half for a latter meal, of course and marinated one half for dinner:

Noel's Octopus Experiment
1 half-octopus, cut into chunks
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 and 1/2 limes, juice of
1 chilli padi, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons tabasco
2 tablespoons of olive oil

Marinate for a while. Marinate some more. Stir fry until all moisture draw out. (or maybe not. Mine was a little tough.)

I had it with some leftover rice (hence the white flecks).

Incidentally, the tentacles are fun to play with. They actually still have suction power! So i slammed the tentacles repeatedly on the chopping board and had fun with the pop sound when i disengaged them. Talk about playing with your food.


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