I Ate Some Octopus

Those were words I never thought I would say.  OK, you got me, I have had calamari before, but saying octopus sounds so different.  

Let's see how this whole octopus adventure occurred.

We were at O Pescador for a going away dinner.  The meal started out with some delicious cheese.  I was glad to see they were offering this cheese selection again.
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Then we had some bread to enjoy with the cheese.
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I loved their new set up in their party room, and I thought their new places mats were so cute.
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Then the octopus arrived at the table.  No, I did not actually order octopus, that was someone else's doing, but it was offered to me.  Other people agreed that the octopus dish prepared by this restaurant was really good.  I have had calamari before,  but never whole octopus not battered and fried.  Here is the dish presentation.
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It is hard to tell, but this is octopus.  It was surprisingly good, and ever Ryan liked it.  It was in a gravy that had a lot of flavor.  I did steer clear of tentacles and sucker parts, and I stuck with a big chunk, and did not eat the funny looking end piece.  But I will say that the piece I tried was good and I think I would like to try this again.
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Then our dinners arrived.  Ryan had the wreckfish pescador which was fried in a cream sauce with shrimp and clams.
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I had the parrot fish again.  Yes, I ate this the week before too, but it is really good.
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I also took a picture of this dish, the pork and clams.  This seems to be a popular island dish too.
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Well, there you have it, I ate some octopus.

QUESTION:  How about you...have you ever eaten octopus?

7 comments:

erin at The HEalthy Apron said...

I LOVE calamari! This looks like an interesting dinner but delish!

Chow and Chatter said...

i tried it in Turkey quite nice but very meaty

Mer said...

I'd try it...only calamari for me. Have a FUN trip!!

Rachel said...

Mmmm. I have had octopus. its delicious!

FoodFitnessFreshair said...

I have had octopus and I actually kind of like calamari. Fried is my favorite, but I've had it cooked other ways as well.

Funny story about the chickens!

Gina; The Candid RD said...

I can't imagine anything tasting bad when it's drenched in a salty gravy!! I mean that always adds perfect moisture and flavor, in my opinion. I think I have had octopus before, and I remember it being chewy, but tasty! I'm sure it wasn't as fresh as yours though.

Kristen (swanky dietitian) said...

I actually tried octopus the other night at Firefly. I will try anything once. I wasn't a fan.
Good for you for trying something new.

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