Frozen Octopus Meat

If you are an avid seafood enthusiast, you most likely don't buy octopus from the grocery store. However, seafood markets are hard to come by if you don't live on the coast, and if you do, you know it can be a mess trying to run in and out after a long workday. So where can you buy octopus when you just have to satisfy the craving for their earthy, sweet taste and succulent bite? At Fulton Fish Market, we deliver frozen octopus meat directly to your door so you can avoid the seafood market crowds but still experience the same delightful, just-out-of-the-water taste.

Squid vs. Octopus

Although they are both from the mollusk family and considered cephalopods, squid and octopus have a few key differences. In respect to taste, octopus is milder than squid. When it comes to texture, squid is smoother, but octopus is more tender. The two are very diverse when it comes to appearance and shape. While an octopus has a round head and eight arms, a squid has two tentacles, a long body with a vestigial "pen" encompassed in it shell, and a triangular head.

How to Cook Frozen Octopus

Whether you choose to bake, grill, pan fry, pan sear, or boil your octopus meat, you are guaranteed an appetizing meal reminiscent of an ocean-side gourmet restaurant. Prior to cooking, we suggest thawing your octopus in the fridge overnight then cutting the tentacles. Try out one of our octopus-based recipes if you're looking for something to impress your guests.