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Marinated Deep-fried Baby Octopus Recipe

Marinated Deep-fried Baby Octopus Recipe

Ingredients :

    • 1 kg (2 lbs) fresh baby octopuses or squids
    • 120 ml (½ cup) sake
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 60 g (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour
    • Oil for deep-frying
    • 4 lemon or lime wedges for garnish
    • Sauce
    • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 4 tablespoons tomato ketchup
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Method :

    1. Clean baby octopuses or squids by peeling off the outer layer of skin under cold running water.
    2. Combine the sake and soy sauce in a bowl and coat the octopuses in the mixture. Set aside to marinate in a cool place for 2 hours, or overnight in the refrigerator.
    3. To make the Sauce, combine the Worcestershire sauce, tomato ketchup and lemon juice in a small serving bowl, and set aside.
    4. Drain the octopuses and dredge each piece in flour.
    5. Heat oil to 160˚C (325˚F) and cook 4 to 6 pieces at a time for about 2 minutes, or until crispy. Drain on a wire rack and repeat until all the octopuses are cooked.
    6. Serve immediately with Sauce and lemon wedges.

Serves 4
Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time : 10 mins