Product Description

  • Product Form Upon Delivery: raw, whole
  • Size: each octopus can weigh between 1-5 Lbs (sold by the pound)
  • Species: Enteroctopus dofleini
  • Temperature History: FAS, IQF, once-frozen, thawed at 38 F at our facility at the Port of Seattle
  • Taste: mild, sweet, ocean salt
  • Texture: tender and slightly rubbery
  • Origin: North Pacific
  • Catch Method: pots, by-catch of the cod fishery
  • Availability: year-round
  • Sustainability Rating: Best Choice - Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
  • Recommended Preparation: Use bold flavors while searing, grilling, sautéing, poaching. Cook it either hot and fast, or slow with moisture.
  • Pack Size: by the pound (we portion whole octopus to meet your order)
  • Nutritional Info (serving size 1/4 pound)  Calories 260, Fat 4.5g, Cholesterol 250mg, Sodium 2000mg, Carbohydrates 1.6g, Fiber, 0g, Sugars .5g, Protein 52g, Calcium 0mg, Iron 0mg, Vitamin A 0mcg, Omega 3's < 30mg

The fishery for Pacific octopus is rated as "Best Choice" by the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch because only small volumes are harvested from the by-catch of the cod and Dungeness crab fisheries. While cooking with octopus, remember that it will absorb whatever seasoning is applied very well. It's a good candidate for a long marinade and quick sear on the barbeque.