Savory Octopus

Savory Octopus

This is one of my husband's favorite dishes. Sometimes we eat so much of it that it becomes the main dish!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Sashimi-grade boiled octopus
150 g
1 tablespoon or more
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
For garnishing


1. Rinse and rough chop the octopus.
2. Marinate first in mentsuyu, then add sesame oil.
3. Once it is well mixed, sprinkle on finely sliced scallions and dig in!
4. It's good as is, but also delicious when left to marinate for about 30 minutes.
5. I also recommend trying this recipe with baby octopus (not ocellated octopus). If they're raw, boil them first.
6. In place of scallions, garnish with julienned shiso leaves.
7. Using firefly squid in place of octopus was also tasty.
8. Note: If left sitting too long, the salt will toughen the octopus. Be careful!

Story Behind this Recipe

I love the combination of mentsuyu and sesame oil. It's a great seasoning for mollusks and shellfish.