Octopus - order: Octopoda

Shellfish  <<  Octopus

 Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Octopus, order:  Octopoda
 

Range:

World-wide

Seasonality:

Year-round

Method of Capture:

Trap, Diver

Sustainability Consideration:

Three hundred species of octopus are recognized world-wide, with many being over-fished and many not sought-after as food. Fisheries out of Hawaii and The Gulf of Baja are considered healthy.

Size Range:

a vast range from .5 pound to up to 60 pounds, depending on the species

Flavor and Texture:

Rich, deep inky flavor with a firm yielding chewy texture

Cooking Tips:

poach, grill, steam, boil, braise, pound out and serve raw