A Chopped Chef Grills Octopus In A Tiny Apartment | Good Chef, Bad Kitchen | Refinery29

Oh my god.
Hahaha. I’m gonna have to do some dishes
Is that oven actually working? Okay, I don’t want to burn anything. Hi, I’m chef Adriana Urbina and
I’m gonna be making grilled octopus. Click here to subscribe. Before we start, I need to know
what do I have in this kitchen? Hi Chef, welcome to my kitchen. Uh huh… Our sink has been leaking so recently
we’ve been washing our dishes in our shower. Nooo! That’s my nightmare. Oh my god. Haha. Today I’m making grilled octopus with
yucca latkes, guasacaca, and persimmons. And I have to do all that in a kitchen
without a sink. So, I’m going to check the shower. And see if the water works. Alright. I’ve never seen a shower next
to a kitchen. So, that was very different. I need a pot first of all for the octopus. Oh! Okay. All right, I found a knife. Ok…. I really want to check this octopus,
see if it will fit in that mini pot. Look at this guy! So, first we need to check the head
and take everything that you see that is black. It’s like the brain. What you want to take out is this part. It’s like a little black nail. Because this guy is so big, we’re going
to be cutting it. So, the octopus is ready! While we make the stock. And actually I need water to clean
this knife a little bit. I’ll be in the shower. Haha. I have one onion. Garlic. Ginger. I’m gonna use cilantro because I love
the taste of cilantro. Perfect. Just a little bit of salt. Smells good already. Garlic cloves. Whole ginger. We’re gonna leave this cooking for
a couple minutes. Add the peppercorns. Chili powder. Apple cider vinegar, two tablespoons. I’m gonna add the water. We actually need a little more. When it’s boiling, I’m gonna come back
and show you how we’re going to cook that octopus. So, I’m gonna start doing my salsa
verde and I need a blender. Let me check — oh yeah! Yes, yes, yes. Yes! We need a plug. Anything is possible. For the salsa verde, or guasacaca,
I’m gonna use zucchini and cucumber peels, onions, and cilantro, and
avocados. Two green peppers. Lemon juice. …. If it doesn’t work, I’m gonna die. Let’s maybe change the plug. Fingers crossed. Nooo! It’s not working! Not working! Okay. We’re gonna make it
like a guacamole. Haha. Don’t worry guys.
It’s gonna be good. Pause this
for a second. Let’s cook this beautiful
octopus. We’re going to scare the octopus. We’re going to do this three times. 1,
2, 3,
4, 5,
6, 7,
8, 9,
10. Again. Look at that. If you don’t scare the octopus,
the octopus is not gonna be super tender as we want it. It’s gonna be
very rubbery and tough. 10. And now we’re gonna leave this
simmering for 30 minutes, and then probably add another 15 more minutes. This knife I’m actually gonna clean it. Start cutting the sauce. Wanna make like kinda like a paste. We’re getting there. We’re getting there. Now I’m gonna put it here. Beautiful. Add a little bit of salt. And do a little
bit of lemon juice. And then we’re
gonna smash it. Get it as smooth as possible. Mm. It’s actually good. 11, 10, almost done. You need to make sure that all
the octopus inside the water. Cause if not, it’s not gonna
cook evenly. You can put this
pot on top. Let’s just do 20 more minutes. We’re gonna start doing the yucca latkes. Be very careful with it. Make sure that your knife is very sharp. Something very important is to take
this middle part out. That’s actually
not good for your body. And then all this is garbage. I would normally use a grater for this,
but she doesn’t have one, so I’m gonna have to cut it in very small pieces. Cilantro. Basil. Two tablespoons of tapioca flour. I’m gonna add a little bit of pepper. Salt. A little water. Little by little. Alright, this is basically the
consistency that we want. And then we need a very hot pan. Make like, a little ball. Okay, timer. Let’s check the octopus. Yeah baby. Soft, like butter. ***Click, click*** Put it in your container. While it’s cooling down, the octopus
is absorbing all this delicious liquid that you made. I don’t know if I’ve
seen a spatula… Look at that. Beautiful. After a couple of minutes, you can
put the octopus in a separate pan, and let it cool down. Our latkes,
they look like they’re ready. Now we’re gonna do the marinade. We need a shallot. We’re gonna
use half. I want to cut this super small. Cilantro, and I’m gonna use a little bit
of the stems. This lemon. And we’re also gonna use that
cooking liquid. That’s where all the flavor is. Five tablespoons. We need the chili flakes. Sugar, to balance out the flavors. And now, cut this beautiful persimmon. Our beautiful octopus,
super soft. I’m gonna try a little piece. Mmm. This is actually very good. We don’t have a grill, so we’re
gonna use this burner. Let’s see if she has some tongs. We can do it with a fork. Add a little bit of olive oil. You want a little bit of browning. It’s gonna take a little bit of time. So, we’re ready. I want to marinate this with the sauce. This dish was inspired by flavors that I
grew up eating. Octopus, I used to
cook it a lot in Spain, and salsa verde and yucca, I ate it all the time in
Venezuela. Our colorful persimmons. And, it’s ready to go. Mmm! I love it! This kitchen, haha. I need to talk to you. This kitchen needs a very good knife,
and please water in your sink. That will help you so much. Thank you so much for watching guys. And if you want to watch more videos,
like this, click here. And if you want to subscribe, click here. It’s a huge bite. Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm. Delicious!


  1. What is your go-to recipe for entertaining? Share with us here!

  2. 0:11 I clicked..did I subscribe.?

  3. Why does she get water from the shower? There's a sink.

  4. Papa franku's kitchen

  5. What do you call the room she is cooking in

    Like: kathroom

  6. Is she a Chopped chef or model?? Cause damnnn?

  7. Anyone else thought she was holding a fkn dead alien in her hands in the thumbnail?

  8. Is it just me or does she look a lot like Tori from the React Channel

  9. I went to adult website after watching this

  10. Why are people so surprised that she took the water from the shower? It's just the same as the water from the sink

  11. Is she from Venezuela?

  12. i hate it when they cook and they eat their own cooking at the end lol

  13. OMG ……shes gorgeous

  14. When I first saw the thumbnail I thought the octopus looked like a UFO alien…I’m dumb ???

  15. For a moment, that thumbnail, I thought it was an alien.

  16. I’d tap this illegal Mexican any day. Play around with her Octopussy. Helll ya!

  17. Drink beer, fart on salads.

  18. “You’ve got to scare the octopus” what does that even mean?

  19. "Look at this guy!"

  20. A chopped chef? Am I correctly reading this? Lol

  21. Dude do they even clean the kitchen?

  22. bruh am i goin crazy or did she use poland springs water…???

  23. I wish my kitchen had a gas top. Least I've got a working blender i guess.

  24. wtf does the size of the apartment have to do with anything? LMFAO it's an unimportant point to make.

  25. I thought she was holding a dead baby from the thumbnail.

  26. so much cilantro.. x(

  27. all the chefs are complaining about the knife. I bet they wouldn't survive a hundred years ago. hahaha

  28. bruh when your done cooking put the whole body in cold water to stop the cooking process and makes the meat soggy.

  29. Shes so pretty

  30. I love her energy. Good vibes.

  31. Omg that kitchen is very challenging, lol glad the chef could work it out, and the dish were looking pretty good, lol, congrats chef

  32. That looks STUNNING! Can't believe she made it in that kitchen! You guys should have the home owner come in and taste the dish along with the chef so they can see everything that is possible!

  33. Love that all of the chefs have the same piece of advice – get a really good knife! Haha

  34. When your favorite animal is octopus…

  35. Latinas are cute af ?

  36. Yo, is that The kitchen in every pink guy cooks video?

  37. Her voice is so cayutee

  38. She didn't have to wash anything in the shower because the pots and pans that were in the sink were clean.

    Why even bother lying about that. It's completely irrelevant to the video.

  39. I love this vid. but why all the hot fresh soup and octopus in a plastic container?

  40. The perfect woman.

  41. Almost caught the mat on fire before any cooking started! You can see all the smoke haha

  42. I won't lie, she's hot when she's cooking.

  43. Girl…. ??. You are amazing! Looks delicious, and in such a crazy situation. ?

  44. That kitchen seems dysfunctional and dirty and chef needs to tie up or cover her hair.

  45. Grilled octopus with what what now?

    Her pronunciation and voice are child like, I've never heard anything like it. It's disturbing but alluring

  46. Such a lovely Chef !

  47. She's gorgeous❤

  48. If the sink is leaking put a bucket under the leaky pipe, once the bucket is filled up; dump in toilet, shower drain, or water plants (if owning any). Don't waste more water by washing dishes in shower. I lived in an apartment that had the same piping conditions. But once I got tired of it, I learned how to do home piping and fixed it. It isn't hard once you try.

  49. The struggle bus is real

  50. No one:

    Me: 6:17 woah

  51. dont shit where you eat …. oh wait …

  52. Based off the thumbnail, I thought she dissected a small alien

  53. The title doesnt seem right

  54. Dirty china home you should be ashamed

  55. she is soo gorgeous good god as much as i hate octupus i would eat it if she cooks it

  56. Something about her cooking is just super sexy?

  57. damn shes so pretty

  58. Why does white people doesn’t wash their meats?

  59. seen 3 vids of good chef, bad kitchen…conclusion: invest in a good knife.

  60. I was like she totally looks and sounds Venezolana! ? ??

  61. I thought it was a fetus in the thumbnail till I read the title ?

  62. so… the hole thimg taste like dish soap right?

  63. Ingredients : water from a shower head ?

  64. great dish and im well fond of this girl

  65. That kitchen is only functional for microwaved/TV dinners or instant noodles! I love this chef! She is so lovely.

  66. Washing dishes in the shower? That's a joke right? I thought the place i rent WAS BAD!!!

  67. That’s a cute kitchen

  68. Actually, I have a smaller kitchen… Damn

  69. Ok so have a knife, and a sink. Got it

  70. Can I merry the Chef?

  71. She's hot

  72. Bruh why is she in my house ?

  73. I'm literally here to admire the hottie on the screen. Damnnnn.

  74. Who else had to read her name?

  75. Chef… How do you know that the ? octopus wasa guy..hmmm?

  76. Come on she is not a proper chef

  77. Can I marry you

  78. PETA… they're scaring octopus for tender meat?

  79. She's using shower water people! Fcking hell! Amazing AF

  80. I need more Tiny Apartment videos … But I think it'd be awesome if the people who own it would come in and taste what was made in their kitchen. Kind of give validation that … "Hey I could actually cook something in my kitchen as opposed to ordering takeout all the time."

  81. love her accent omg ??

  82. Lots of love into that meal! Hopefully it rubs off on that kitchen!

  83. She's fucking annoying.

  84. This is so pretentious

  85. 6-burners? This kitchen is huge! (so says another New Yorker)

  86. I can't be the only one thinking that the thumbnail looked like a skinned chimpanzee or a baby ?

  87. im a bad chef in an okay kitchen

  88. Amazing she is so talented

  89. She did her best – love her positivity – I’m sure the food tasted great! ?

  90. perfect woman

  91. Yeah baby! Lol that was cute asf

  92. The yuca could've been peeled a little thinner…

    But the rest are… wow

  93. Who's the chef from 0:17?

  94. So this is the apartment that Chandler and Joey wanted Ross to move in to.

  95. She moved so fast, it was amazing!

  96. I love good chef, bad kitchen. You guys should make more.

  97. She is a star.

  98. This is my favorite series!!!!

  99. Ashley Alban cook this. Awesome!

  100. It's painful to hear how dull that knife is when it struggles to cut through Cilantro stems.

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