Today, we'll be talking about another popular seafood item at Dish The Fish - the baby octopus, which is not so commonly offered in Singapore.
Baby octopus has a more delicate texture and sweeter flavor compared to their larger counterparts, and they are a popular ingredient in Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. Our baby octopus is caught wild and imported from Sabah, Malaysia. We work directly with our suppliers to ensure that the baby octopus we sell is of the highest quality and ethically caught.
How are baby octopuses caught and processed?
In general, octopus is considered to be a relatively sustainable seafood option because they are short-lived and have a high reproductive rate. Baby octopuses are caught using small baited traps, making it a more sustainable fishing method compared to other octopus-fishing techniques that may harm the ocean floor. After being caught, the baby octopuses are quickly processed and flash-frozen to preserve their freshness.
What do baby octopuses taste like and how can they be cooked?
Baby octopuses have a delicate and sweet flavor, with a texture that is more tender and less chewy than larger octopuses. They are versatile and can be cooked in a variety of ways. We recommend grilling or sautéing them with a light marinade or seasoning, as well as adding them to pasta dishes or salads for an extra burst of flavor and texture. The baby octopus' tender texture and mild flavor also makes it popular a great snack or appetizer to accompany alcoholic beverages.
What are the benefits of eating baby octopuses?
Like their larger counterparts, baby octopuses are a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and essential minerals such as iron and potassium. They are also low in fat and calories, making them a healthy option for those who are watching their diet. Additionally, because baby octopuses are smaller and more abundant compared to larger octopuses, they are a more sustainable seafood option. Try a conveniently packed pack of baby octopus today. If you still prefer the texture of bigger octopus, we also sell the octopus tentacles here at Dish The Fish.