Cracking the Code: Your Guide to Cooking with Octopus

Deep Down Inside (the sea) Octopus is as common as prawns and fish along the coast. I can’t really remember the first time I ate octopus; it was definitely not in my growing years—we stuck to freshly caught river fish, since salt-water fish was almost impossible to procure in our nook of the hinterland. Adulthood ushered in experimenting with newer foods, which was further supported by the move to a bigger city with more food-crazy people to make friends with and eateries that welcomed patrons looking for new experiences. Honest…

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The Fun (and Ease) of 5

Now that the festivities are over (only temporarily, of course) it’s time to get back to humdrum routine of the daily grind. You know what they say about taking a vacation to cope with the after-effects of a vacation? That is definitely needed after the stressful holiday season—stressful, since cleaning, shopping, cooking, entertaining, gifting, celebrating with your dearest ones is never the easiest job in the world. What is, however, easy-peasy is cooking each of these 12 seafood recipes compiled for your gastronomical pleasure. When we say easy cooking, we…

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Heat & Eat- Plenty of Delish!

Once Upon a Time Remember those sabzi mandis or bazaars our fathers and mothers used to take us to once a week, usually on Sundays? These were the original farmers’ markets—some of the farm-fresh produce was brought and sold by producers themselves, so even if you haggled and negotiated on a mutually acceptable price, the profit was pocketed directly by growers, and you came back happy with bags of bright greens, fragrant herbs, pantry staples and crisp veggies. Shopping for veggies, fruit and meat happened once or twice a week,…

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Top 20: Fish Puns

We keep herring some really funny fish puns and jokes at Fishvish. We thought it would be shellfish of us to not share them with you. So, here goes: 1. In cod we trust. 2. What made the octopus laugh: ten-tickles. 3. Catfish are not lean fish ‘cause they don’t have any scales. 4. What are fish that act in movies called: starfish. 5. Seafood can be good for the mussels. 6. The octopus is able to defend itself successfully against predators because it is well-armed. 7. Schooling helps fish get ahead in life. 8. We fill-et necessary…

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15 Tell-Tale Signs You Are a Seafood Lover

You enjoy your seafood but would you call yourself a seafood enthusiast? Well, if these traits apply to you then you may consider yourself a true blue seafood lover! 1. You proudly refer to yourself not just as a foodie but as a ‘seafoodie’. 2. When it’s vacation time, you invariably choose a coastal place as your holiday destination so you can gorge on a variety of scrumptious seafood. Malabar Mathi Curry. A reason enough to visit Kerala, God’s own country. 3. No meal is complete without some condiments. In your case, no…

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