Tuesday, May 20, 2008

we cooked 'im and ate 'im and had the best dinner ever!

I invited some friends over and we cooked up the octopus (finally). When I boiled it i was surprised how much it curled up as you can see in the above photo. And it changed color from gray to purple- the water also turned purple. It looked like kool-aid and i had to restrain myself from drinking it.
Here is the Japanese way of making Octopus. It is called takoyaki. It is basically an egg, flour, and water batter with green onion, octopus, and pickled ginger. We add cheese to it for the American palate.
This is the Samoan way of preparing octopus- with coconut milk, onion and octopus just heated on the stove and put over rice. YUM! It was divine! I am hooked!


Anonymous said...

Looks disgusting, but as long as it tastes good right? I'm glad you had the best Christmas pageant ever! -J

moosh in indy. said...

Oh my little octopus killer fine diner Japanese Taiwan traveling giant.
Miss you.

Sharene said...

That is so gross Amy! We are hoping to get back to Hawaii soon! Maybe not until next year

Life out Here said...

Looks yummy! I wish I was there to try all these cool dishes. I've only had octopus one way- wasn't too exciting. I think it was smoked or something. When are you heading to Asia??