There are few animals as visually stunning as a baby octopus when cooked. Purple-tinged arms curl and twist into an eye-catching swirl that looks more like a sculpture in an art museum than a meal on a plate. When it comes to food, however, beauty only goes so far. Eventually you’ve got to stick a fork in it and satisfy your hunger.
Baby octopus is usually sold frozen at seafood stores although occasionally you’ll find it fresh. If the heads are still on, they need to be cleaned out (see below) or you can just cut the heads off and get rid of them. This is a personal choice: Once cleaned, the head is edible although not always as flavorful as the rest of the body.
Baby octopus is a common ingredient in Japanese cuisine, including sushi, takoyaki, and Akashiyaki. Some small species are sometimes eaten alive as a novelty and health food (mostly in South Korea). Baby octopus is also a common food in Mediterranean cuisine.
We have a product with the whole baby octopus.
Seasoned Baby Octopus