Tag Archives: Octopus

Goodbye octopuses

Last of the octopus meat was despatched in a highly traditional Japanese curry.

For some reason this year my winter has been somewhat cephalopodic, something that will be rectified next week with some more orthodox fishing.


Somewhat ejaculatory

Thank you Captain Yutaka!

Three more octopus dishes…

Vinegared octopus salad (with prawns, wakame and cucumber):

Pressure cooker-cooked octopus pieces, super-tender in 10 minutes:

Octopus, tomato & black olive spaghetti:

Happy St. Leonard’s Day

There were no Morris dancers, eunuchs or bearded Ladies unfortunately but plenty to eat…

Among the cornucopia of octopus, the standouts tonight were homemade takoyaki:

…and takomeshi (octopus rice):

As Paul Harrell might say, they were not bad at all.

Guess where I’ve been!

My favourite fishing vessel on the Pacific Ocean!  Thank you to Captain Yutaka for the great day on the water!

Last of the octopus

dealt with: drenched in sumiso (with wakame and lightly pickled cowcumber):

and finally a pasta dish, where the last remnants of the octopus, offcuts and all, were chucked into a pot with tomatoes, onions, red wine, green olives, smoked paprika, parsley and four cloves of garlic…

She Rises! (and a few other octopus-related photos)

The tako-ojisan makes an appearance (I’m wearing a mask because of a cough and I am preparing food for all the family, not because I am some germ-obsessed lunatic).  Here the octopus have been de-slimed (using Captain Yutaka’s secret method) and are ready for eating/cooking…

Somewhat inevitably, the takoyaki machine was wheeled out.

Dessert was takomeshi (one-pot octopus and rice) made conveniently in the rice cooker:

My memory after these dishes becomes a little patchy, but the octopus was delicious and it is all thanks to Captain Yutaka of Yutakamaru, sailing from Nakaminato Harbour, Ibaraki!