Cephalopods from Head to Toe

Polvo, Choco, Lula, Pota


Polvo

Polvo

Polvo (Octopus vulgaris), the common octopus, encloses its innards in a hood and has eight tentacles that are nice as a salad or in caldeirada and truly superb when baked in the oven. Smaller polvos, known as the horned or curled octopus (Eledone moschata

 

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Choco

Choco

Choco (Sepia officinalis) is the common cuttlefish, well-known provider of ink as well as of the cuttlefish bone familiarly seen in birdcages. It is caught in the Ria Formosa using toneiras, lead baits studded with hooks that the fishermen drag along the

 

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Lula (squid)

Lula (squid)

Lula (Loligo vulgaris), the common squid, has a conical body and an astronomically high price tag, a fact that corresponds to its out-standing taste. This is the best of all edible squid, stuffed with its own ten finely chopped tentacles or served simply grilled.

 

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