Octopus is a good source of protein and low fats, no matter how much you eat, you will never grow fat. It can be eaten raw or cooked, however, I prefer the chewy texture after a 3-minute quick stir fried. To prepare the dish, the difficult job would be the cleaning part of the octopus. So gotta spend a little time to clean the internal part, and peel off the mushy skin. I always do it right after i bought it from the store, before i get it froze in the freezer. This would cut the cooking time short. Normally after i slice the octopus into the size of 1.5″ x 1.5″ and engraved the surface with cross lines. This would make the texture chewy but not harden. Then i will soak the octopus into the light salt water for 3-5 mins before i get it frozen.
Octopus/Squid * 1 pcs (6 inches)
Oyster Sauce * 2 tsp
Light soy sauce * 1/2 tsp
Cooking Wine * 2 tbsp
Ginger * 5-6 slices
Garlic * 2 cloves (chop finely)
Basil leaves * 8-10 pcs
How to cook:
- Heat up the frying pan with oil and add in garlic and ginger, fry until fragrance
- Add in the octopus and stir fry quickly.
- Add in oyster sauce and light soy sauce mix well with the octopus.
- Add in the cooking wines and turn off the heat.
- Add the basil and mix well with all the ingredients.
- Ready to serve