Octopus

Octopus Vulgaris

Common Names: Octopus, Pulpo

AVAILABILITY Frozen

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Year Round Availability

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

Potted traps, Spain, Portugal

SIZING

Package Sizes 1-2 lbs, 2-4 lbs,
4-6 lbs, 6-8 lbs and 8+ lbs.

FLAVOR PROFILE

Mild, full flavor with medium-firm texture. Low fat content. Raw should be a dull to light grayish cream color, when cooked it turns deep red.

COOKING TECHNIQUES

Grilling, Roasting, Broiling, Pan Searing, Frying, Steaming, Poaching, Braising, Ceviche.

PRODUCT INFO

White Sea brand Octopus is harvested from warm cosmo-tropical waters, available fresh or IQF frozen for the best possible taste, freshness and texture. White Sea offers a variety of sizes ranging from the popular Baby/Pulpo Octopus to much larger in size. Please consult your Samuels Sales Rep to learn more of this amazing product and to see which option is best for your use.

Octopus are found around the world in mild to warm temperature, shallow to deep waters. Octopus are named after their eight tentacles. Baby Octopus are also know as Pulpo and adult Octopus can grow up to 100 lbs. Octopus feed on other crustaceans, they have no internal skeletons, and once cleaned of their eyes, sharp beak, viscera and ink sacks, they can be cooked entirely. Highly intelligent to the point of curiosity, Octopus are harvested in traps that appeal to them as shelters. The color of their skin, which is edible, is commonly purplish-black and capable of changing color to camouflage itself from predators. However, their meat cooks up white with a delicate, Slightly- Sweet, Briny flavor and firm texture, as long as it is handled and prepared correctly.

White Sea brand Octopus is harvested from warm cosmotropical waters, available fresh or IQF frozen for the best possible taste, freshness and texture. White Sea offers a variety of sizes ranging from the popular Baby/Pulpo Octopus to much larger in size.