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Octopus Bacon

Octopus Bacon

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Prep Time 20 min


3/4 cup  Kosher Salt  
1/2 cup  Black Pepper  
1 cup  Brown Sugar  
1/4 cup  Garlic Powder  
2 Tbsp.  Chile Powder  
1 1/2 lbs. Octopus tentacles, blanched   
As needed Lard  


1.) In a mixing bowl, add salt, pepper, sugar, garlic and chili powders together and combine.

2.) Generously season octopus and cold smoke for 1 hr.

3.) Place smoked octopus in a hotel pan and cover with melted lard until fully submerged. Cook at 275°F for 4 hours. Remove octopus from lard, cut into thin slices and keep refrigerated until use.

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