Thursday, July 1, 2010

Spicy Octopus

Octopus may not be for everyone but I do love it, especially when cooked this way. It's is a simple a simple spicy seafood dish I like to make. I put all the flavors that I love in this quick and easy stir fry dish and serve it with rice. It is always a hit at my house since we all love seafood...most Asains do! You can make this dish with squid and/or shrimp as well.

Ingredients: ( these are approximate only and adjust to your taste please)
1 to 1 1/2 lb baby octopus
4-6 Thai red peepers, depending on how hot you want
a hanful of cilantro
2 TBS lemon juice or lime juice (more or less depending on how tangy you like)
pinch of salt
2 TBS chili oil (see pic)
1 TBS oil
1 tsp sugar

Clean and blanch the octopus for a few min in boiling water. Drain.
Cilantro, chopped. Peppers halved lengthwise.
Chili oil, can be found in most Asain stores.
Heat up the 1 TBS oil and add the octopus and stir for about 1 min.
Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir fry for a few min and taste. Adjust to your taste.
Enjoy it with some steamed rice!!!

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