I bought a 2 kilo octopus today. I want to cook it tomorrow. Any suggestions? Was thinking of grilling. Bought it on a whim at Whole Foods while driving thru Louisville today. Its thawed, so need to use tomorrow.
This is what interested me:"Holding the octopus by the head, carefully and quickly dip the tentacles into the water 3 times, then lower it into the pot "
From the article linked above.
As I have never cooked octopus, could someone explain the reasoning for the tentacle dipping.
I’ve done this as well. A lot of water comes out of the octopus that indeed one doesn’t really need to add liquids. Wine does add a nice flavour though.