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Editors' Picks — Squid or Octopus

May 12, 2011 • 44 Comments

Grilled Colima Calimari  Quick Tako Poke

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

I've sourced a whole frozen octopus (you'd think because I live on an island surrounded by water that it would be easy to do this...I think the must send them all to the mainland!) and I would love to test the Pulpo a la Feira. Thanks!

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over 3 years ago Burnt Offerings

WOW - way to step up Jen!!

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over 3 years ago innoabrd

yeah! Not only did someone step up to test mine, that someone is a contest winner! You do me great honour...being a third-worlder, part of me is tempted to offer baksheesh...

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

Lol...just looked up "baksheesh"...my eight armed friend is defrosting in the fridge and I am excited to make your recipe tomorrow!

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over 3 years ago LLStone

Instead, I'll test the Marinated and Grilled Baby Octopus, as our grill is always on and I know I can get the baby octopus. Sorry about the confusion! Pulpo a la Feira is still up for grabs! It looks good, too.

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over 3 years ago LLStone

Except, now I'm worried that I can't find an entire octopus. I'll look for one in the morning, but if anyone is sure they can find one, feel free to take this.

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over 3 years ago innoabrd

Baby octopus really doesn't work, but part of a whole is fine, and frozen is actually ideal!

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over 3 years ago LLStone

I would also love to taste the Pulpo a la Feira! I assume it's OK to test more than one - and I'm using frozen octopus.

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over 3 years ago TiggyBee

Oh boy, I would test something - but away for the weekend.

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over 3 years ago Burnt Offerings

OK - I'll take Stuffed Squid braised in White Wine.

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Hi Burnt Offerings, I had taken the stuffed squid but if you want to do it thats fine, Just let me know and I won't get the squid tomorrow,

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over 3 years ago Burnt Offerings

No - by all means go right ahead! I REALLY don't have time to do anything this weekend - I was just trying to help out. I have plans tomorrow and I'm catering a big event on Sunday afternoon, and have obligations on Mon and Tues too.

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I can probably do the Quick Tako Poke Tuesday night, so my review would have to be a bit late. If anyone else wants it, though, I would definitely give it up as I'm not 100% certain I can make it happen.

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over 3 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

OK, everyone, here's what's left: Stuffed Squid Braised in White Wine; Calamari Ripieni Stufati al Vino Bianco; Baby Octopus in a Nest of Soba Noodles and Snippy Snap Peas; Quick Tako Poke; Marinated and Grilled Baby Octopus; Pulpo a la Feira

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I had taken the stuffed squid but if Burnt Offering wants to do thats ok.

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over 3 years ago innoabrd

Come on guys, my first time up for an editor's pick! Please, someone pick Pulpo a la Feira!

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over 3 years ago LLStone

I'd love to try it!

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over 3 years ago wssmom

If left unclaimed, I will add the Ika Teriyaka to the Takoyaki ....

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over 3 years ago ibbeachnana

I'm new here, still learning the site so I have missed several testing opportunities and while I would love to test a squid recipe I'm afraid that my husband would only eat fried calamari, maybe I can test a future recipe now that I know where to look for the editor's picks etc.

Congrats to the winners.

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over 3 years ago Emiko

Oh man, all the ones I'd love to do have already been mentioned: the Marinated seafood salad, the Squid, Chickpeas and pasta, and above all the Calamari Ripieni!! So... can I do the takoyaki?

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Takoyaki was claimed by wssmom earlier. I'm out of the kitchen this next week.

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Ika teriyaki, pulpo a la feira, marinated and grilled baby octopus, baby octopus in a nest, quick Tajo poke and soap de siete are still waiting to be picked for the team!

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Sorry ginger root...TAKO darn auto spell

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over 3 years ago Emiko

Oh oops, didn't see that! then... Sopa de Seite de Mar please?

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

I hope you enjoy it. The nice thing about that soup is that you can puck and choose which seafood to put in the bowl.

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over 3 years ago jeinde

I'd be happy to do the squid curry soup as I love Thai flavors. By the time I get to the Editor's picks choices, usually everything is long gone!

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over 3 years ago Brianne Du Clos

Thanks, jeinde! I hope you enjoy the soup!

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over 3 years ago LLStone

Fusilli with Octopus in Red Wine Sauce, please!

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over 3 years ago Helen's All Night Diner

My fridge died a week ago. No cooking for me until the new one comes in another week. :-(

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Congrats all! I'd love to test something, but unfortunately my husband and I are tiling our kitchen and dining room floors this week end so I am outta commission!

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over 3 years ago cookinginvictoria

I'd love to test Grilled Calamari with Curried Crab Filling. I've had my eye on this recipe -- sounds really delicious!

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Thanks, civ! I hope you enjoy them.

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over 3 years ago nomnivorous

I'll take the Nakji Bokkeum. Sounds delish and is my favorite dish in Ktown!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Stuffed sqiuid braised in white wine please.

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Takoyaki please please please!!!

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over 3 years ago Frontalgirl

I'd like the grilled Colima Calamari. please :)

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Thanks so much Frontalgirl! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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over 3 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

What's with all the calamari? There are other cephalopods in the sea. I'm so sorry I missed this theme, but I was traveling all week with no access to a kitchen or a fish market.

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over 3 years ago inthebow

I'll take the marinated seafood salad with orange and olives. Thanks!

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over 3 years ago VanessaS

I'll take the Weeknight Fancy: Squid, Chick Peas, Pasta, please!

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over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Pan-Roasted Calamari Salad with Tomatoes and Avocado, please.

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Were you hovering? Lol!

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over 3 years ago Panfusine

love the term hovering!! but really boulangere, That recipe is lucky to be picked & have the honor of being tested by you!

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over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

shhhhhhhhh! don't tell anyone!