In a medium pot over medium-high heat, combine poaching liquid ingredients and heat until boiling. Strain liquid and pour over fennel, shallots, celery, octopus, and scallops. Let sit for 15 minutes and prepare an ice bath in a large bowl. Drain and shock vegetables and seafood in [...]
If you’re uncomfortable cleaning the octopus, ask your fishmonger to clean. To clean at home, old the octopus head under running water and remove the ink sac, stomach and eyes. Use a sharp knife to cut out the beak, which is located at the bottom of the [...]
Soak octopus in ice water and mix with about 1/8 cup of kosher salt for about 30 minutes to remove any impurities. Once soaked, drain and set aside.
Wood-Grilled Octopus and Local Shrimp Skewers with Rosebank Farm’s Baby Potatoes, Silver Queen Corn, Yellow Tomato Fondue, and Octo Gastrique
Heat oil in a thick-bottom Dutch oven or rondeau. When oil is very hot, quickly fry parsley, garlic, and lemon peel. When garlic starts to brown, immediately add octopus, carefully rolling all sides in hot oil. Place a small plate on top of octopus (to keep it [...]