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Wordless Wednesday – Side of Octopus With My Salad

After spending a few nights at The Raleigh Hotel in fabulous South Beach in Miami, Florida, I just had to try the Octopus Salad. $10 at lunch and $16 at dinner.

So would you try it?

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  1. Heather

    That looks delicious!

  2. Very interesting salad. I want to come back to your blog to see how it tasted, on Thursday of course…

  3. Lisa from Life with Lisa

    OMG that looks so delicious! I would eat that in a heartbeat, but I’m weird like that.

  4. I would have to say maybe. I love calamari, so I would prob give it a try. Sure looks pretty with the lovely colors.

    What was your verdict? Did you like it?

  5. I had octopus once, at a Greek restaurant. I thought it was funny how the little suction cups kept sticking to the inside of my cheek. It wasn’t bad.

  6. Jacqueline @Blessings Abound Mommy

    I don’t know… maybe if I didn’t pay for it, lol. It sure is pretty to look at though! 🙂

  7. BalancingMama (Julie)

    No way! I am a southern meat & potatoes kind of girl. That thing freaks me out!

  8. I would probably be ok trying the “legs” but I don’t think I could eat the whole thing. You are braver than I. LOL

  9. Wanda M

    UH, no thank you! My husband would love it!

  10. lIt’s actually scary to look at!

  11. Absolutely not *GAG*

    But it made for a pretty colorful picture!

  12. NOPE! I have eaten octopus made in several different ways, but not in a way that looks like THAT.

  13. Jen-Eighty MPH Mom

    I don’t think I would have!! I KNOW I wouldn’t have!

  14. Ewwwww!!!! NOOOOO way!!! I don’t even like seafood.
    Its creepy looking!

  15. {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker

    Aww, sad 🙁

  16. There’s no way, not even if I was starving…just looks too creepy. 🙂

  17. It’s definitely beautiful! I don’t know how I’d feel about that much octopus. I’ve only ever had it in small chunks.

  18. Dominique @Dominique's Desk

    Octopus Salad..haven’t tasted that before. How was it? Yummy?

  19. You are a braver woman than I. Actually, I just may try it…

  20. Absolutely I would try it! I linked up and am a new follower. I also have a linky today for Wordless Wednesday for my 3 year old Miss E enjoying Chocolate Molten Cake.

  21. I like eating calamari so I might like octopus. But, not sure could do it.

  22. I don’t do sea food. but I’d eat that lettuce and such under it 😛

  23. I would but I don’t know about my human.

  24. I would try it! We had canned octopus before so I know what it tastes like lol… although I’m not sure I would pass up a good “other” salad lol

  25. Debra B

    WOW I’d have to say a big NO WAY, personally I dont like the looks of it or the textures of that kind of seafood, I think it should of stayed in the water and not be put on a plate, sorry I just freak out at stuff like that, I do know people eat some strange things in this world after having been to China, it is an eye opener thats for sure, and I know my husband would eat it and not think twice about it, as long as he doesnt start requesting that I make it at home, LOL, Glad to hear you liked it, I guess its always a good thing to be adventurous and try new things, but for me, I like usual meat & potatoes, (regular meat that is, beef, chicken, pork) no weird stuff for me-
    thanks for the picture 😉

  26. Oh Lord. I’m in the no way crowd. If someone set that in front of me, I’d jump.
    At least they sliced the head off…(or was that consumed before the picture?)
    I swear, girl, I have seen fish wash up to shore that looked more appealing than that.
    It looks like they caught it afire. Octo-Crisp!

  27. Tenille

    OMG absolutely not! I don’t eat any seafood and that is the stuff of nightmares for me!

  28. Not a chance. 🙂 You are braver than I am. I will admit that it’s a pretty salad….

  29. Jen

    Oh hell to the yeah I’d eat that…………it looks yummy!

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    Have a great day.

  30. I would totally try it, and probably like it. Heck, I think my 3 year old would try it 🙂

  31. Oh my word! You ate that? EEKS! I couldn’t do it!

  32. Oh, my gosh, Stacie! I am all for trying exotic foods, but I don’t know that I could do THAT! Did you cut it with a knife? I’m scared!

  33. I grew up eating squid (calamari) but I’ve never had octopus and I don’t think I’ll try it.

  34. Dee

    Hmmm…I’m not so sure I would be as adventurous!

  35. Can’t say it would be my first choice, but I would try it!

  36. ew ew ew i’m so not that adventurous.

  37. I’m sure I would. I’ve eaten it many ways, including sushi and it was yummy! Guess I’m just an adventurous eater. My readers went a bit nuts at a similar post last year: http://www.babylovingmama.com/2010/07/wordless-wednesday-my-30th-birthday.html

    Guess everyone just isn’t as “open” as we are!

  38. Absolutely NOT! 🙂 But my mom would love it.


  39. You would have to put a gun to my head before I tasted that. EWW

  40. OMG no, no way could I try that. It scaring me. 🙂

  41. Deborah

    Sure! It looks great and I’ve had octopus before so no surprises really.

  42. You are much braver than I! While it’s beautiful to look at, I wouldn’t be able to bring myself to eat it, no matter how adventurous I was feeling! 🙂

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  43. Oh my, it does LOOK gorgeous, I’m not sure I could it that octopus looking like that though, maybe if it wasn’t so alive looking 🙂

    (I’m sorry I accidentally put in my giveaway linky url instead of my WW post url in your linky, please delete it! thanks!)

  44. 7 months ago I would have in a heart beat! Now I don’t eat anything from the sea that doesn’t have scales and fins LOL

  45. Becky Jane

    Too scary for me!
    I am following, hope you can stop by for a visit!

    Thanks, Becky Jane
    Raising kids can be a lot like weeding the rose bed…well worth it, but…OUCH!

  46. Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook

    I’d definitely try it, but not if I was with my daughter, she’d freak, LOL!
    Did you like it?

  47. Your a braver man than I Gunga Dinn

  48. OMG that is so disgusting LOL There is NO WAY I would try that!

  49. Wow! I can’t stop starting at that photo!

  50. Beth

    It looks interesting but I think I would have a hard time eating it. Maybe chicken?? Hope it was a great salad. 😀

  51. Dani

    Umm, I’m kind of a foodie but I’m going to have to pull a line from the kids and say, “Can I be full now?”

  52. You are brave Stacie!! I vote NO WAY . . .

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  53. Yikes! Being a vegetarian, I’d say no, I probably wouldn’t try it. But I’ll bet it is better than it looks!

  54. OMG! Ewwwww! I could never eat that! lol Was it good?

  55. Aramelle

    *Shivers* Oh, you are so much braver than I am! There is absolutely no way I could ever eat something like that. I admire anyone who is willing to try it, though. And the photo itself is really gorgeous. That octopus truly just leaped out at me. Which added to the shivers. LOL

  56. Kat

    Wow, that is gorgeous! Not sure if I could actually get myself to eat it, though!
    New Follower!


  57. Oh my – I think I would try it, though I’m not sure I would enjoy it.

  58. Shakeeta Williams

    This definitely wouldn’t be my 1st choice but if I can eat calamari, I should be able to eat this too (right?).

  59. I love octopus sushi – that looks delicious!

  60. was it deep fried or boiled? makes a colorful dish, but I tried it once, yuck, too rubbery!

  61. Lauren @ Hobo Mama & NPN

    I’m sorry, but I am not anywhere near that brave! 🙂 But it does look really cool.

    Visiting from Hobo Mama and Natural Parents Network!

  62. Wow you are so brave! I’m really into seafood and I’m not good at trying new things. Looks interesting though!

  63. Tawna

    Was it good?

    Blog hopping today and am your newest follower. I hope that 1 of my blogs interests you too.


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  64. Wow! You are brave! I don’t think I could eat that…..:)

  65. I love the colors, but I don’t think I’d ever bring myself to try it!

  66. I’m willing to try a lot of things, but that is NOT one of them. So, what was your opinion? Did you like it?

  67. Umm in a word NO – and I consider myself to be quite adventurous with food but that…just scares me! LOL

  68. Looks frighting, yet beautiful. I’m a vegetarian, so I wouldn’t eat it, but I remember how tasty octopus could be : )

  69. I don’t think I could even look at my plate, let alone eat it. Something about that as a salad garnish ewww lol

  70. shan

    No, definitely would NOT try it. I’m scared to even touch shrimp!

  71. ellen

    It is sort of pretty in a freaky artist way. Would I try it? Probably not. I tried that calimarie (sure that spelled wrong) and the octopus seemed way to chewy. Was it tender at all?

  72. Eileen

    I am the WRONG person to ask that. LOL! Our kids are always wanting to try new things but I grew up a meat and potatoes girl. I like trying some new things…very….very…slowly. baby steps. it took me til early 20s to try broccoli! That thing looks way too science fictiony to me! (Im a weenie and would probably stare or faint if something like this was placed in front of me!)

  73. Debra P

    First of all, that is an absolutely gorgeous photo. Loving the colors and composition. Brave of you to try, yes!

    When I was visiting Greece, we had octopodi (octopus) and ouzo. It was quite common there and actually very good! I went out with a Greek friend in his boat to see how they catch octopus at night. They either bang them on the rocks or turn them inside out. Very disturbing!

  74. Valerie @ My-2-cents

    No way…never gonna happen. 🙂 I am not a seafood person in the first place but there is just no way, lol. It does make a pretty picture though. 😀

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