Succulent is an evocative word, not to be used lightly. Serious contemplation, research, and conversations with customers, friends and family had to be done to be sure it was the proper adjective to use here... this octopus in olive oil is succulent. Tender, luscious pieces of pulpo prepared and packed by hand in Galicia, Spain, you'll savor every bite... so succulent.
A Food & Wine favorite. From the preeminent publication: "Tender and allowed the salty taste of the ocean shine through." True!
Excellent directly out of the tin, you can also lightly heat the octopus and add a touch of piment d'Espelette or paprika to taste for a simple pintxo.
"I'm not sure how I found myself on the website but ended up trying a variety of canned products including the octopus. Very tender, flavorful, meaty bite-sized cuts of octopus. I will be back for more!" - Ross G., whose wanderings across the word wide web brought him an unexpected delight
Donostia Foods canned octopus is prepared at a seafood conservas that sits on the banks of the Ría de Vigo in Galicia in the northwest of Spain. With nearly a thousand miles of coastline dotted with fishing harbors, the region is renowned for the quality of seafood brought to shore daily by local fishermen. The daily catch determines what is prepared and packed on any given day, to assure what goes into each tin is as fresh as possible; each one is representative of a tradition that dates back more than a century.
"I’m thinking about that octopus I want to put a little bit of red chili on it, and perhaps a little bit of mayonnaise to mix in with it, some fresh herbs. Oh my god, it would be so good." - Chef Rick Bayless
Featured on The Feed Podcast (James Beard award-winner for best podcast) from Chef Rick Bayless and 13-time James Beard award winner food journalist Steve Dolinsky.
As Rick says, "I love the chewiness of that octopus. It’s chewy in the right way, not in the wrong way, it’s not like rubbery or anything, it offers a little bit of resistance so it doesn’t just melt in your mouth. It would be just wonderful, I want to go home and turn these into simple things that I can put with some bread."
Or, as one customer suggests, "Sauté it in its oil until crispy... Serve with anything, like charred romaine, black olive puree, piment d'Espelette, and shaved baguette croutons. Most every restaurant in NYC has octopus on the menu in that style. Great product."
You'll taste what it's "like being in a tapas bar in Spain" according to one of our customers below.
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Ingredients: octopus, olive oil, salt. Net Weight: 4 ounces/111 grams. 25 tins per factory case. Nutritional information.