Pass the pulpo, please! You may have noticed fork tender octopus popping up on a number of menus when dining out around town. While it may be trending at the moment, there’s good reason. Like most seafood, octopus is lean, low in calories and high in protein. It’s also a solid source of key nutrients for the body such as vitamin B-12 and Iron.
Albeit an unconventional choice for cooking at home in the New Year, don’t shy away! Octopus is actually very easy to prepare, as seen in our selection of recipes like this “Pulpo” (Spanish Octopus) [above] from my friends at Fielding’s Local, plated with Navy beans, Romesco sauce, Spanish chorizo, grapefruit and onion.
You’ll want to clean it thoroughly before anything, and choose healthier methods such as grilling or sautéing to get the most nutritional benefits.
with Pimentón and Olives
with Braised Corona Beans in a Basil Pistou
with English Cucumbers and Italian Parsley