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While octopus, squid ink, razor clams, sea urchin and goat might sound a little terrifying to the home cook of the boneless-skinless-chicken-breast-variety, they're eaten quite regularly around the world and easy to prepare with a little ingenuity.
Seeing that Halloween is just a few weeks away, Mike Isabella, "Top Chef" alum and author of the newly released "Mike Isabella's Crazy Good Italian: Big Flavors, Small Plates," dares you to cook up something delicious.
Five ingredients that aren't as scary to cook with as you might think: Mike Isabella
1. Octopus (recipe below)
2. Baby Goat (recipe below)
3. Sea Urchin
4. Razor Clams
5. Squid Ink
Smoky Octopus with Chickpeas and Artichokes
Slow-Roasted Goat with Greek Salad
For the Greek salad
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