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Where to buy Octopus?

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yankeefan Jul 29, 2007 08:15 AM

Does anyone know of anywhere in Central/North NJ that sells octopus? I constantly am able to locate good vendors for squid (best quality so far has actually been wegmans) but I have not been able to find any seafood houses/shops that sell octopus.

I would appreciate any information on any recommended places to try. Thank you.

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    joonjoon Jul 31, 2007 08:21 AM

    Koreans would blanch/steam the octopus and then dip it into a chili vinegar sauce.. I also like it grilled with a mediterranian style dressing of evoo, lemon, garlic, and your herbs of choice..

    1. seal Jul 29, 2007 10:13 AM

      According to my Korean friend (I do not eat octopus) it is typically for sale at most good markets catering to Asians. I like the quality and selection at the market attached to Crown Palace on Rt 35 in Middletown, so I would try there.

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        Deb Van D Jul 30, 2007 07:40 AM

        They do sell it at Crown Palace, I buy baby octopus there. All the way over against the wall, the refrigerated section. They sell a nice bbq'd eel, too, in the freezer chest.

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          yankeefan Jul 30, 2007 07:51 AM

          Thank you for the info- I think I will have to make a trip down there tonight if the Edison market doesnt carry.

          Thanks again.

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