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    I bought a section of octopus (I think it's part of a tentacle because it seems to have some suction cups on it) and I don't have any idea how to make it. Mrs. Griffin and the Griffin Chicks refuse to prepare or partake of it with me.

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    It's good sliced raw--I have it all the time at my local sushi place--but I don't know if that's safe to do at home if it's not ultra-fresh. I wouldn't know how to cook it.
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    marinate it in some simple spices and lemon juice, run a skewer throuh it and grill the sucker!

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    Three options... if it's fresh, raw, sliced thinly and pounded a bit,then just sashimi or a quick ceviche... OR... either cook it FAST, or long and slow. Anything in the cooked in middle will yield a octopus flavored rubber band experience. LOL

    Look up a recipe for greek braised octopus. I love that stuff.
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    Cut it up into chunks and go fishing?

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    i would definitely shy away from eating it raw unless it was legitimately sashimi-grade octopus. and super fresh.

    and like cori said, either cook it fast or low and slow. there is no in between

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    Cook it quickly or it will get really chewy. I would suggest finding or making a sauce. Heat water to boil then throw it in for about 5 minutes, remove and put in an ice bath for a few seconds. Toss it with sauce and enjoy.

    That's how I did jellyfish.

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    Eat what Mrs. Griffin and the chicks eat. bahahahahahahah
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmday View Post
    Eat what Mrs. Griffin and the chicks eat. bahahahahahahah
    Where's the adventure in that?
    There are two wolves fighting within a man's heart, one is Love, the other is Hate. The one that wins is the one you feed.

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    marinade in lemon, olive oil, garlic and onion and grill her up.....and I'll be there in an hour
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