How to clean and cook baby octopus – Italian Cuisine

How to clean and cook baby octopus


Here are some tips when in the kitchen we are struggling with baby octopus, small octopus to be stewed, boiled or fried

THE baby octopus they are gods miniature baby octopus, in fact, they closely resemble the "older brothers”And they share many with them features, both in form and in flavor.

One of the main reasons that makes those who bring in hesitant kitchen, especially the first few times, this type of clam, is the fear of not cleaning them well and therefore having difficulties in their preparation. Clean the "sand octopuses”- as they are also called – in reality, it is much simpler than one might think. Anyone who doesn't even want to try always has two alternatives: buy them frozen foods (and therefore already clean) or get a hand from fishmonger of trust.

How to clean baby octopus

So let's find out how to clean the baby octopus. The first thing to do is unplug the film that covers the bag that contains the entrails: to facilitate the operation the Advice is to immerse the octopus for a few minutes in salted water, remove the guts and then rinse thoroughly under running water. It is then necessary to turn the octopus upside down, doing pressure on the sides of the opening that appears between the tentacles, and eliminate the beak that comes out. The last step is to delete the eyes of the mollusk with a pair of scissors. At this point everything is ready to cook them!

How to cook baby octopus

Three o'clock cooking main for sand octopuses are: in humid, boiled and fried. As for the first hypothesis, the advice is to cook them by heating extra virgin olive oil in a pan with one clove of garlic and then add the octopus, making them lightly brown and blending with del White wine. As soon as the liquid has evaporated, add some Cherry tomatoes (preferably without peel), cover with a lid and cook for about 30 minutes, adding some parsley chopped and seasoning with salt and pepper.

Who wants to cook them boiledinstead, he simply has to put them a cook in water (with the addition of a little vinegar) for about 25 minutes, draining them and letting them cool at room temperature.

Who, on the other hand, wants fry them, must dry them very well after cleaning them, flour them one by one and then put them in a pan with plenty of oil. It takes 5 minutes to prepare them well gilded and crunchy.

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