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Octopus Carpaccio – RecipeTin Japan


I’m posting Octopus Carpaccio right this moment, even when carpaccio isn’t a standard Japanese dish. Carpaccio is a dish of thinly sliced uncooked meat or fish, however I used boiled octopus tentacles. What makes it barely genuine is that I used yuzu juice to make a French dressing and julienned perilla leaves as a topping.

Hero shot of Octopus Carpaccio.

Carpaccio is taken into account to be fairly straightforward to make so long as you will have recent seafood or meat that may be eaten uncooked. Nonetheless within the case of Octopus Carpaccio, boiling octopus with out making it robust and chewy occurs to be essentially the most tough factor. So, I included tips on how to boil octopus tender for carpaccio in right this moment’s recipe in case you get a recent octopus.

What’s in My Octopus Carpaccio

Ingredients for Octopus Carpaccio.

  • Boiled octopus tentacles
  • Finely diced tomatoes
  • Finely julienned perilla leaves

If you should buy boiled tender octopus tentacles, you’ll be able to skip the directions for boiling octopus. I purchased a recent complete octopus that weighed about 1kg.

1kg of octopus is quite a bit only for me to devour, however octopus freezes extraordinarily nicely, and I often freeze both recent or boiled items for later use. By the way, freezing recent octopus and thawing it makes the octopus meat tender.

Boiled octopus tentacles.

As a substitute of diced tomato you need to use pomegranate, which provides a contact of sweetness. Perilla goes nicely with the yuzu-based French dressing, however you’ll be able to substitute it with finely chopped parsley.

French dressing

  • Yuzu juice
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Nowadays, you should buy yuzu juice not solely at Japanese grocery shops but in addition Asian grocery shops and on-line retailers. Yuzu juice will add a Japanese contact to the dish, however you need to use lemon juice when you can not get yuzu juice.

A bottle of yuzu juice that I bought from a Japanese grocery store.

How you can Boil Octopus Tender

Cleansing Your Octopus (if not already cleaned)

The place I stay, octopus offered at fish retailers is already gutted and the sliminess is eliminated. But when your octopus is freshly caught, you have to clear your octopus. Octopus pores and skin may be very slimy, however it may be eliminated by massaging your octopus with quantity of salt.

  1. Detach the tentacles from the top (I do that as a result of it’s simpler to deal with).
  2. Flip the top pores and skin inside out and take away the inner organs.
  3. Make an incision alongside the eyes and take away the eyeballs.
  4. Take away the black beak that’s positioned the place the tentacles meet, by pushing the centre from the top facet along with your thumb.
  5. Put salt over the octopus and therapeutic massage throughout the floor of the octopus. It produces a slimy bubbly white liquid.
  6. When the floor of the pores and skin is now not slimy, rinse nicely, eradicating the slimy substances from the octopus.
  7. Pound the thick a part of the tentacles with a rolling pin. It will make the flesh tender.

Boiling Octopus (see the first half of the video)

For those who boil octopus for a very long time, say 20 minutes, you may make it tender. However for carpaccio, you need to boil your octopus appropriate for sashimi or sushi. The important thing to the tender octopus for sashimi/sushi use is to boil it for a really quick time period.

Step-by-step photo of how to boil octopus for Octopus Carpaccio..

  1. Boil water in a big pot.
  2. Holding the tip of the tentacles, decrease the octopus into the boiling water and submerge the octopus as much as about 1/3 of the tentacles. Boil for 30 seconds or so.
  3. Then submerge the remainder of the tentacles and the top into the boiling water. Depart it for about 1 minute.
  4. Switch the octopus to a tray/bowl. For those who can, hold the octopus by putting a set of lengthy tongs between the tentacles and put the tong over the deep bowl/to let it cool.

Some recipes let you know to carry the top of your octopus and decrease the tentacles into the boiling water step by step from the tip finish in order that the tentacles curl fantastically. As a substitute of utilizing this technique, I boil the thick finish of the tentacles first.

The tip of the tentacles is so skinny that it will get overcooked by the point the bottom of the tentacles is cooked. I feel my technique makes extra sense.

By hanging the octopus with the tentacles dangling, the tentacles grow to be straighter, which makes the slicing simpler.

How you can Make Octopus Carpaccio

After getting boiled octopus tentacles, it’s fairly easy to make Octopus Carpaccio. See the 2nd half of the video.

Step-by-step photo of how to make Octopus Carpaccio.

  1. Combine the French dressing components in a small container or a jug.
  2. Finely slice every octopus tentacle diagonally utilizing the sogigiri technique.
  3. Place the sliced octopus radially on a serving plate.
  4. Scatter tomato and perilla items over the octopus.
  5. Drizzle the French dressing over it.

Octopus Carpaccio is a handsome dish with an ideal color mixture. The marginally bitter and fragrant yuzu-based French dressing is ideal for the octopus whose flavour may be moderately bland.

For those who use boiled octopus tentacles, it can solely take 10-Quarter-hour to make a scrumptious Octopus Carpaccio.

Top-down photo of Octopus Carpaccio.

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Hero shot of Octopus Carpaccio.

Octopus Carpaccio

Yuzu-based French dressing and perilla toppings add a Japanese authenticity to this Western dish, Octopus Carpaccio. The marginally bitter and fragrant yuzu juice goes so nicely with octopus.

In case your octopus is recent and uncleaned, I added directions on tips on how to clear and boil octopus.

Prep Time and Cook dinner Time assumes you will have boiled octopus tentacles and doesn’t embrace cleansing and boiling octopus.

Remember to see the part ‘MEAL IDEAS’ beneath the recipe card! It provides you a listing of dishes that I’ve already posted and this recipe that may make up an entire meal. I hope it’s of assist to you.

Recipe Sort:

Appetiser, Important

Delicacies:

Italian, Japanese

Key phrase:

boiled octopus recipe, Carpaccio, octopus recipe

Serves: 2 as essential, 4-6 as appetiser

Writer: Yumiko

Components (tbsp=15ml, cup=250ml)

  • 250g/0.6lb
    boiled octopus tentacles
    (be aware 1)
  • 1 ½
    tbsp
    tomato
    deseeded and finely diced
  • 2
    perilla leaves
    halved vertically, then finely julienned

French dressing

  • 1
    tbsp
    yuzu juice
    (be aware 2)

  • tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • ½
    tsp
    sugar
  • 3
    pinches
    salt
  • 2
    pinches
    pepper

Directions

How To Clear and Boil Octopus (skip this when you have boiled octopus)

  1. For 1kg/2.2lb of octopus, you have to about 45g/1.6oz of salt (not within the components checklist).

Cleansing Octopus

  1. Detach the tentacles from the top (I do that as a result of it’s simpler to deal with).

  2. Flip the top pores and skin inside out and take away the inner organs.

  3. Make an incision alongside the eyes and take away the eyeballs.

  4. Take away the black beak that’s positioned the place the tentacles meet, by pushing the centre along with your thumb.

  5. Place your octopus in a big bowl. Put salt over the octopus and therapeutic massage throughout it together with the within of the suction cups on the tentacles. It produces a slimy bubbly white liquid.

  6. When the floor of the pores and skin is now not slimy, rinse nicely, eradicating the slimy substances from the octopus.

  7. Pound the tentacles with a rolling pin in order that the flesh turns into tender.

Boiling Octopus (see the first half of the video)
  1. Boil water in a big pot and add a few pinches of salt.

  2. Holding the tip finish of the tentacles, decrease the octopus into the boiling water and submerge the octopus as much as about 1/3 of the tentacles (be aware 2). Boil for 30 seconds or so (be aware 3).

  3. Then submerge the remainder of the tentacles and the top into the boiling water. Depart it for about 1 minute (be aware 3).

  4. Switch the octopus to a tray/bowl. For those who can, hold the octopus by putting a protracted tong between the tentacles and put the tong on the rim of the deep bowl or pot to let it cool (be aware 4).

Making Octopus Carpaccio (see the 2nd half of the video)
  1. Put the French dressing components in a jar or a small bowl and blend nicely.

  2. Utilizing the sogigiri technique, finely slice every octopus tentacle ranging from the thick finish to the tip. The thickness of the slice ought to be about 2-3mm/3⁄32-⅛”.

  3. Place the octopus slices radially on a serving plate. Place the bigger slices across the exterior of the circle, then put the smaller items inside the circle made by the bigger items. The information of the tentacles are put within the center on the finish.

  4. Scatter the diced tomatoes over the octopus, then scatter the julienned perilla leaves.

  5. Drizzle the French dressing over the octopus (be aware 5).

Recipe Notes

1. I used medium dimension octopus tentacles, which is the precise dimension for Octopus Carpaccio. Relying on the dimensions of your octopus, you have to 2 or 3 tentacles.

I purchased an raw octopus from the store and boiled it at residence. Please watch the video that features directions on tips on how to boil octopus.

You probably have a recent octopus like me, comply with the instruction part ‘How To Boil Octopus Tender’.

2. The tip of the tentacle is far thinner than the bottom of the tentacles, so you have to prepare dinner the thicker a part of the tentacle longer.

3. Relying on the thickness of the tentacles, the time required to boil them varies. My tentacles had been about 2.5cm/1″ in diameter on the base. After I boiled the octopus, one minute was up earlier than the water began boiling once more.

4. I used the pot I boiled the octopus in. By hanging the octopus with the tentacles dangling the tentacles grow to be straighter, which makes it simpler to slice them.

5. Sliced tentacles may be saved within the fridge for 1-2 days. You may even unfold the octopus slices on the serving plate, cowl with cling wrap, and retailer it within the fridge. Simply earlier than serving, scatter the toppings and pour French dressing.

6. Diet per serving as a essential.

serving: 153g energy: 201kcal fats: 12g (15%) saturated fats: 1.1g (6%) trans fats: 0.3g polyunsaturated fats: 7g monounsaturated fats: 2.5g ldl cholesterol: 60mg (20%) sodium: 487mg (21%) carbohydrates: 4.9g (2%) dietary fibre: 0.4g (1%) sugar: 1.4g protein: 19g vitamin D: 0mcg (0%) calcium: 72mg (6%) iron: 6.9mg (38%) potassium: 473mg (10%)

 

Meal Concepts

A typical Japanese meal consists of a essential dish, a few facet dishes, a soup and rice. I attempt to provide you with a mixture of dishes with quite a lot of flavours, colors, textures and make-ahead dishes.

Octopus Carpaccio is commonly served as an appetiser, however in Japanese households, they often serve carpaccio as a essential or a big facet dish with a bowl of rice. So, I made a decision to serve Octopus Carpaccio as a essential dish and tried to provide you with a few dishes that complement the principle.

I picked a facet dish with sliced meat to complement protein. Facet dish 2 provides extra greens to the meal.

Meal idea with Octopus Carpaccio.

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