Typical Monday Morning Octopus!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by leah elisheva, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Happy new week to you beautiful smoked Cookies!!!!!!!!!

    And here's to good things!

    Over here, it was a simple "smoked octopus" kind of Monday!!!

    Although, as routine as that is in this dear household, I do believe it to be one of the tastiest damn Mondays that a lucky gal or guy could ever have! Smiles.

    Sharing that simpleton stuff therefore, here I go...


    I gathered up some dried oregano...


    Greek olive oil...


    And black Cyprus lava sea salt...


    And meanwhile got our new "pistachio shell" (in replace of wood chips, thanks to Knuckle47 on this site and his brilliant idea) stuff set up, in my little gas smoker...


    And I mopped my octopus through grapeseed oil...


    And microwaved a bag of frozen spinach - as it's a Monday, quickie-esque albeit healthful lunch, and so using up freezer food is always good for this kind of thing...


    And I chopped two elephant garlic (raw) cloves...


    And boiled some
    Hodgson Mill brand gluten-free "brown rice & flax" angel hair pasta...


    And put the grapeseed oil mopped octopus onto little grill grates atop my smoker...


    And covered/smoked that for 25 minutes on high heat...


    And OH MY, do they ever just SPRING UP! (Once cooked). AND LIKE DRACULA IN HIS COFFIN! THEY LITERALLY, SPRING, ERECT, AS IF ON CUE OR COUNT! IT'S HILARIOUS TO WATCH! (AND WELL WORTH PICKING UP THE LID TO SEE)...



    So I assembled the angel hair, octopus, nuked frozen spinach, chopped raw elephant garlic, dried oregano, tons of Greek olive oil, and some black Cyprus sea salt - OH MY - and it was just WON-DER-FUL!!!!







    Soft, succulent, and so flavorful to eat, this was a treat! Simple for certain, but healthful as well! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

    Cheers!!!!! - Leah
     
  2. bkleinsmid

    bkleinsmid Smoking Fanatic

    Oh Leah........you start my week. And I get stuck with corn flakes........

    Brad
     
  3. Hi Brad!!! And thank you indeed!!!

    Top of the week to you as well! (Although I hardly believe that yours is starting with Corn Flakes)! Smiles.

    Nonetheless, here's to amazing new things this week and for all!!!!!!!!

    Happy Monday!!!!!!!!!!! Roar!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cheers!!!!!!!!! - Leah
     
  4. bkleinsmid

    bkleinsmid Smoking Fanatic

    It's true........corn flakes. I'm grinding and mixing......then stuffing 25 lb's of game sticks. So the flakes are just easier.

    B~
     
  5. Aha!! Now that makes more believability come into play!!! Smiles.

    Cheers to your delicious new week!!!!!!!!!! - Leah
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dang, that looks awful good, Leah!!![​IMG]

    When they spring up like that, it looks like it's time to call in Kirk Douglas!!!

    Awesome Stuff!!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  7. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  8. Thank you Bear!!!

    It was really nice, and so simple and healthful and so forth!

    I send you "20 Thousand Leagues" of thank yous therefore, (smiles), and am a Kirk Douglas fan!!!!

    And thank you too, ShoneyBoy!!! I'm so glad you liked it!!!

    Cheers to all!!!!!! - Leah
     
  9. java

    java Smoking Fanatic

    I wish we could find octopus around here, I would like to try this.

    It looks great leah!
     
  10. Thanks Java!

    You might check your store's frozen sections!!!

    Many of our stores here have a certain brand/line that's frozen, (and those octopuses come from Thailand) and then other stores don't have that particular line, but usually, I can stop into any place and count on a frozen octopus of some sort - coming from various ports of call - and they're wonderful!

    Here's to good things!!!

    Happy new week!!!!!! Cheers!!! - Leah
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Another great meal, Leah. I love the pistachio shell idea!

    Disco
     
  12. Thank you Disco!!! And here's to getting nutty with some shells!!!!!!!!! Happy new week to you! Cheers!!!!! - Leah
     
  13. java

    java Smoking Fanatic

    Leah, I will have to mail order some. The grocery store in town only has frozen Talapia, frozen salmon, and frozen pre-cooked lobster(still havent figured that one out yet)
     
  14. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We get snap frozen uncleaned,hand jigged calamari from Indonesia . Remarkably good ,comes by the 5kg box. Yes thats a lot & no its not octopus but worth looking for if you need a plan B.
     
  15. dingo007

    dingo007 Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome!

    I miss real seafood.....the Rocky Mountain Oyster just doesn't cut it [​IMG]
     
  16. java

    java Smoking Fanatic

    The rocky mountain oyster is one of my favorites, but your right Dingo its no substitute for seafood.
     
  17. Good morning to all and here's to Rocky Mountain Oysters (smiles) AND seafood!

    Mick's idea for calamari is a good one! And/or ordering some octopus too!

    Meanwhile, do grab life by the tentacles, however you wish, and make today absolutely delicious!!!!!!!!!!

    Cheers to all!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Leah
     

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