Dried Octopus Curry

Lovely Meal

Dried Octopus is a delicacy in Rodrigues, a small island in the Southern Indian Ocean.  The island is surrounded by a very shallow reef and at low tide, the locals walk across the reef hunting out octopus.  After gutting them, they stretch the octopuses on a stick and hang them out to dry for five days. The result is a leathery-looking octopus, which is sold in the local markets for about £2.50 per octopus.

We bought a pack of three dried octopuses from a lady who was drying them on the south coast of Rodrigues - she told us how to cook them. 


Preparation Time:  30 Minutes
Cooking Time:  20 minutes

Dried Octopus  
 Ingredients for Curry Sauce  
Dried Octopus 1.  Buy your Octopus from the Market
DriedOctopus 2.  Remove from Packaging
DriedOctopus 3.  Soak in cold fresh water for 20 minutes

4.  Play with your food

DriedOctopus 5.  Chop into 1 inch long pieces
DriedOctopus 6.  Make a curry sauce and cook the Octopus in a pressure cooker for 20 minutes.