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Delicious Octopus Stir-Fry Recipes: Spicy, Sweet, and Korean-Inspired

Octopus is a dish beloved by many diners for its chewy texture, distinctive sweetness, and a wide variety of preparation methods. Among them, stir-fried octopus is incredibly simple but its flavor is enticing and captivating. With this cooking method, you not only get to enjoy the tender and chewy octopus but also can combine it with other ingredients. The following top 3 stir-fried octopus dishes from Kingfish will make your daily meals more diverse.

I/ How to Make Spicy Stir-Fried Octopus

To make spicy stir-fried octopus, you only need to prepare the following simple ingredients:

  • 500g octopus
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • 3 – 4 sprigs of green onions
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 jar of chili paste
  • Common seasonings: fish sauce, seasoning powder, salt, and MSG

Now, let’s get started with this dish!

Step 1: Marinate the Octopus

After cleaning the octopus and removing the internal organs, place it in a dish. Add 1.5 teaspoons of seasoning powder, 1/3 teaspoon of salt, 1/3 teaspoon of MSG, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of chili paste, 1/3 tablespoon of fish sauce, and mix well. Marinate for about 20 minutes to let the octopus absorb the seasonings.

Step 2: Prepare the Vegetables

  • For the onions, peel and wash them, then cut them into wedges.
  • Similarly, wash the tomatoes and cut them into wedges.
  • Cut the green onions into 3-4 cm pieces.

Step 3: Stir-Fry the Octopus

  • Heat a pan, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and the white part of the green onions and sauté until fragrant.
  • Add the octopus marinated with chili paste to the pan and stir constantly. When the octopus is almost cooked and turns a light brown color, add the tomatoes.
  • Wait for about 1-2 minutes, then add the onions and stir with a spatula. Finally, add the green onions and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, then turn off the heat.

Step 4: Enjoy

Spicy stir-fried octopus has a spicy and robust flavor from the chili paste, as well as the tender and chewy texture of the octopus. All these elements come together to create an attractive dish for your family meals. Give this dish a try now!

II/ How to Make Chili Stir-Fried Octopus

In addition to delicious and easy-to-make spicy stir-fried octopus, you can also try making chili stir-fried octopus. It’s an equally enticing but very simple dish.

Ingredients you will need:

  • Octopus
  • Lemongrass
  • Chili peppers
  • Cooking oil
  • Sugar
  • Seasoning powder
  • Turmeric
  • Water

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

Clean the octopus, remove the internal organs, and cut it into bite-sized pieces. Wash the lemongrass, crush it, and finely chop it. Similarly, finely chop the chili peppers.

Step 2: Marinate the Octopus

Next, marinate the octopus with seasonings including turmeric, cooking oil, seasoning powder, sugar. Marinate for about 15 minutes to allow the seasonings to infuse into the meat.

Step 3: Stir-Fry the Octopus

  • Heat oil in a pan, wait for it to get hot, then add lemongrass and chili peppers to release their fragrance.
  • Next, add the marinated octopus and stir-fry with lemongrass and chili peppers.
  • Add a small amount of water to submerge the octopus for it to soften. Season to taste. When the water has evaporated, the dish is almost ready.

Step 4: Enjoy

Place the octopus on a plate, garnish with some cilantro and cucumber. You can also prepare a dipping sauce to accompany the octopus. Enjoy your delicious and spicy chili stir-fried octopus!

III/ How to Make Spicy Korean-Style Stir-Fried Octopus

For those who love Korean cuisine, this spicy stir-fried octopus dish is probably not unfamiliar. Today, KINGFISH will share with you a quick and enticing recipe for making spicy stir-fried octopus.

You will need:

  • Octopus
  • Onions
  • Minced garlic
  • Green onions
  • 2 tablespoons of Korean chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons of Korean chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

  • Clean the octopus, remove the internal organs, rub it with salt, then rinse with water and drain. Cut it into bite-sized pieces.
  • Peel the onions and cut them into wedges.

Step 2: Prepare the Sauce

In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of Korean chili paste, 2 tablespoons of Korean chili sauce, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder, and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Use a spoon to mix the seasonings well.

Step 3: Stir-Fry the Octopus

Heat a pan, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. When the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and stir until fragrant. Then, add the onions and stir-fry for about 2 minutes, followed by adding the sauce mixture and stirring well.

Add the octopus and stir-fry over high heat for about 3-5 minutes. When the octopus has firmed up, add the chopped green onions and adjust the seasoning to taste. Stir for an additional minute, then turn off the heat. Serve on a plate, garnish with toasted sesame seeds and dried seaweed.

Step 4: Enjoy

The crispy, spicy, and visually appealing spicy stir-fried octopus is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

IV/ Conclusion

Through this article, you’ve learned some delicious and nutritious recipes for stir-fried octopus to share with your family and friends. Follow KINGFISH for more unique and mouthwatering cooking recipes to enrich your menu.

At KINGFISH, we specialize in supplying various types of octopus: single-skin octopus, Mazda buffalo octopus, Mazda green octopus, and more.

KINGFISH guarantees:

  • All products are officially imported with complete documentation.
  • The goods are NOT soaked in chemicals or preservatives.
  • Frozen-live technology preserves the freshness and quality of the octopus.


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