Humans eat octopus in many cultures. The arms and sometimes other body parts are prepared in various dishes and recipes, often varying by species. Octopus is a common food in Mediterranean cuisine and Portuguese cuisine.
Nakji bokkeum ( 낙지볶음) is a popular dish in Korea. A sweet and spicy octopus stir fry dish, it is a classic Korean favourite, often served with buckwheat noodles or rice. Octopus is a low-calorie food so it is believed to be good for stamina. In Korea, nakji bokkeum is served spicy so people usually eat shellfish soup with it to reduce the sensation of hotness.
This is a recipe for Southern Italian stewed octopus with white wine and tomatoes. It is a dish that originates in Puglia, near the heel of Italy’s boot. Octopus requires long, slow simmering, so keep your temperature low and give yourself plenty of time.