octopus tentacle tacos!?
If I go to a supermarket and see a weird ingredient I've never seen before, like octopus tentacles, I'm gonna buy it and see what I can use it in in my cooking. I went to a Whole Foods and their seafood department was selling octopus tentacles! When it comes to food, I've seen almost everything(at least in American supermarkets) but individual tentacles were something else.
The great thing about the tentacles being sold was that they were already cooked, so you could eat it as is- but eating a plain tentacle would be no fun! So I used it in tacos(I recorded this video a month ago a little after Cinco de Mayo, just waiting for a day to edit a really short video like this).
Honestly, this is probably the shortest recipe video ever on this channel, but don't expect more of the same in future videos(at least not very often). But honestly, if you're looking for simple recipe videos, Tasty on Buzzfeed has got you covered(but maybe not when it comes to weird food)!
It shouldn't have come as a surprise to me that the tentacle was very chewy, as it was thick. Interestingly enough, the suction cups on the tentacle reminded me of fried chicken skin or edible chicken bones(the latter is not a thing!).
My dad, who likes octopus anyway, like the bit of tentacle I gave him. That's about it.
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
None, except a knife and a plate
For the tacos:
1 cooked octopus tentacle
2-3 corn taco shells(I used blue corn shells)
A sauce of your choice(I used Mongolian sauce)
Shredded cheese of your choosing(I used mozzarella)
1. Chop the tentacle into 1-inch wide pieces. Put the tentacle pieces inside the shells, making sure the shells don't break!
2. Put the rest of the ingredients inside the taco shell. Heat tacos in microwave for 20 seconds(optional). Bon appetit!
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