Thursday, April 17, 2014

Breakfast Tonight - Just A Few Hours Late...

...but it was well worth the wait. I don't know why, but all I had today, up through about 15 minutes ago, was a cup of black coffee and a few bottles of water. Then, about 20 minutes ago, I suddenly  got pretty hungry and decided to head upstairs to raid my son's stash in the fridge. Last night he invited me to try some of the spicy octopus that he had picked up at a local Korean market. It came to mind tonight and I said "why not" to myself. When I looked in the fridge I noticed he had some other delectable looking things like sliced marinated pork belly, some really thin but fatty looking pork cops, a grilled sardine that he made last night, the octopus and a container of marinated seaweed.

A quick and easy meal, especially since all I had to do was to
heat it up in the microwave. It was absolutely friggin delicious.
I opted for the octopus, seaweed and some left over fingerling potatoes (red, white and deep purple) that my wife had made a few days ago. I planted about 5 of the baby octopi in a bed of the seaweed, tossed the taters on the plate next to that and then nuked it all on high for two minutes. It came out looking nice, smelling great and tasting even better. The only think that might have improved it would have been some rice wine or an icy cold beer but sadly I had neither; but of course the potato vodka that I did have went pretty well with it. Someday soon, I am going to have to try making my own version of that octopus dish, it could become a staple around here. By the way, baby octopus is very easy to prepare and cook and it goes well in lots of different styles of dishes. It's also very, very, very yummy.

A hat tip to my wife for broiling those taters and to my son for bring those dishes home from the Korean market; next thing I know he'll bring home some kimchee or so he seems inclined.  

All the best,
Glenn B