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Fresh Octo at New Deal

bornagainitalian Oct 30, 2009 01:21 PM

I headed way over to East Cambridge this afternoon and was rewarded with fresh Octopus (it was cleaned on site) and blue tip Oysters from CO. Is fresh octopus as rare as I was lead to believe?

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    Zatan RE: bornagainitalian Oct 30, 2009 02:29 PM

    Not sure of the answer, but I did have fresh octopus at Erbaluce the other night, so it is available to some....those were flown in from Sicily I believe. Yummmm

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    1. StriperGuy RE: bornagainitalian Oct 30, 2009 03:36 PM

      I saw fresh BABY octo once there.

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        Zatan RE: StriperGuy Oct 30, 2009 04:24 PM

        yes, it was "baby" .....not tiny, about the size of my hand (toddler? ahem, sorry). Served whole, just cleaned.

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          StriperGuy RE: Zatan Oct 30, 2009 04:37 PM

          Gosh I think you just invented a term because they were in fact about the size of my hand.

          Toddler-sized octo indeed.

          I have seen ity bitty baby octo at japanese restos and at Jo Jo taipei locally. But I think they came already prepared...

      2. The Chowhound Team RE: bornagainitalian Nov 5, 2009 06:24 PM

        We've moved the discussion on how to prepare Octopus to the Home Cooking board at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/665075

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