Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Cleaning a Pulpo

Cleaning a Pulpo (octopus) and cooking




A neighbor fisherman brought home an octopus and it was decided to prepare it for dinner. We took it out to the washing station and she waited until I got my camera

First you take out the ink sack and the rest of the insides - then you start scrubbing. Lots of scrubbing and rinsing to remove the slime

Finally she removed the beak (boca) and a few small parts of the head

She boils it for an hour with garlic and onions and cuts it up in small chucks. This was fried in garlic butter, a little salt and worcestershire sauce. Veracruzana or diabla are other ways to cook it. Also makes good cevichi. Crisp tortillas, lime and jalapenos on the side 


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