Octopus coming out to salty.

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by cm-chef, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. cm-chef


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    Trying to diagnose the problem I'm having with octopus coming out too salty.
    It doesn't happen every time ( would be an easy problem to fix if it did ), so I've narrowed it down to one of two problems, I think, could be something i'm not considering .
    1) the the product ? I buy from the same purveyor for years but just like with shrimp and squid from time to time one "Brand" or another has its " off times

    2) human /cook error ( often the problem in most pro kitchens ) very high volume restaurant , I keep the cooks " allowed " to prepare it to a minimum , but "*$X#+ things happen

    To cook I/ they steam for 3 minutes then ice water shock . Then a slow dry roast ( covered hotel pan ) in the oven for 3 hours at 300 °
    This method as always resulted in tender delicious octopus for years now, till now

    Any ideas?
    Thank you
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2016
  2. chefbruz


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    probably supplier.

    I've seen divers smashing the hell out of fresh caught octopus on a rock until "suds" come out of them.