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Octopus

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Octopus characteristics

Pulparindo

  • Common name: Octopus
  • Scientific name: Octopus Vulgaris
  • Gender: Male
  • Origin: Galician
  • Residence: The Galician Rías Baixas
  • Occupation: King Coco’s moonlighter, touches everything.
  • Family relations: King Coco’s moonlighter, touches everything.
  • Other relationships: Close friend of Miss Bonbon and Lantern the Enlightened.

Size

  • Height: 5 cm. and 3 m
  • Weight: Between 900 g and 4 kg
  • Objects that accompany the character: His diving glasses, a tomato and a pepper.

Nutritional values

  • Energy (in kilocalories): 82 Kcal
  • Carbohydrates:2 g
  • Fats (in grams):0 g
  • Protein (in grams):9 g
  • Vitamins: Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E
  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc

Historia y presentación

Yo soy el pulpo Pulparindo, para los extraterrestres soy un Octopus Vulgaris, pero aquí en las rías soy el pulpo a feira de toda la vida.

Soy uno de los seres marítimos con mayor inteligencia.

Soy un cefalópodo de tres corazones y ocho patas. Mi carne es muy valorada en la gastronomía española y en el resto del mundo.

Cocinarme es todo un arte que hasta tiene algo de ritual.

Bien cocido tengo una textura y un olor muy característicos. Sin embargo, mi sabor está influenciado principalmente por los ingredientes utilizados junto con el método de cocción. Hay países donde se saltan todos esos pasos de cocción para experimentar el sabor ligeramente dulce que se tiene al comer mi carne cruda.

Soy fuente rica de proteínas, bajo en grasas y contengo diferentes minerales y vitaminas del grupo B, A y E.

Todos los de la ría no hacen más que buscarme para ayudarles con alguna cosa para el festival, porque con tantas manos, me puedo multiplicar.

El Chef Cocinillas quiere que me encargue de su vinagreta de coral, Miss Bombón de los adornos de la Ría para el gran día y después, de las entradas de la fiesta de clausura, el Rey quiere que su corona esté resplandeciente, la gente de la guardia real me llama cuando necesitan fuerza bruta para luchar, las ostras necesitan una lista de saludos en diferentes idiomas para recibir a los participantes que llegan a las rías desde todas partes del mundo, para ser parte de este festival, y Farol el Iluminado me llama para… Bueno el es un caso raro, raro y me llama porque le da la gana.

Aunque en el fondo es un buen amigo, es el único que entiende que tiene que hablarme mirándome a los ojos.

Porque los pulpos somos sordos de nacimiento, así que, si mientras te estaba soltando este discurso me has preguntado algo que no hayas entendido sobre mi especie, repítemelo de nuevo, pero esta vez mirándome a los ojos, sino no lo cojo.

Buy Octopus

Galician octopus is one of the most traditional seafoods we can find in our country. Its fame has an international level and many people speak of marvels of this seafood that grows in the north of Spain.

Before buying this seafood online to be sent to your home, it is important to know its properties. Octopus is a cephalopod that many people enjoy in their usual meals.

Galician cuisine stands out for making the best dishes we know with this seafood. It has excellent characteristics. It is a low-calorie food with a large amount of vitamins, minerals and proteins.

This seafood stands out for the great amount of recipes that can be made. Among the best known, we find the famous Galician-style octopus that has a unique flavour and is known worldwide.

We can also find this seafood in tacos or carpaccio. In turn, many people use it to make excellent salads as an accompaniment to any type of meal.

As we can see, buying octopus is a great advantage to broaden your culinary horizons. It is a typical food of many cultures, such as the Peruvian one. However, as the experts say, it is the one that grows in the area of Galicia, where you can find the best fish shops on the planet.

What kind of Octopus to buy?

As we well know, there is no single type of octopus. Within this species of seafood, we find a large number of types. When we buy online, we must know the ones that exist to choose the best way.

On the one hand, we find the famous white octopus. It is mainly used to make preserves. This one has less flavour and it has a small size in relation to the other types.

On the other hand, we also find the one known as bigeye tuna. This one is bigger than the previous one and has a very strong flavour that can be used for all kinds of meals.

So, once you know what kind of food you are going to make, the best thing to do is to choose the type that suits what you are looking for, before ordering it at home. This way, you will be able to get the most out of its taste.

Finally, we must say that this Galician seafood is one of the most sought-after. For this reason, many people buy it through the web. We can say that this is a great advantage to prepare your favourite dish.

If you want to buy other Galician seafood, have a look at our seafood shop.