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 The slightly undercooked scallops were plump and looked reasonably tasty.

 It looked like a squid fillet, but the fact that it was cut into large pieces was probably a result of Toya's desire to bite into it whole.

 He took it with a bit of joy, opened his mouth and put it in his mouth in one big bite.

I'll take it then. Mmmm ...... yeah. It's about as good as a ...... not-so-good scallop.

 It's hard to tell.
 Is it good or not?
 Haruka thought the same thing, cut the raw part into bite-sized pieces and ate it, and nodded.

It's not very sweet. The fibers are strong and a little chewy, so the texture is not so good. It doesn't have a melt-in-your-mouth texture, but depending on how you cut it, it could be delicious.

 Well, that's much easier to understand than Toya.
 I don't eat very expensive food, but I think I can eat well enough.

Is it good? If it's good, I want to try it!
"I think it's probably better grilled. Do you want to taste it?
"I'll try it!

 Mitya smiled and nodded, and Haruka cut the scallops into bite-sized pieces, placed them on a plate, poured soy sauce over them, and offered them to her.

 The more you bite into it, the more your face becomes cloudy.

The more she chewed, the more her face clouded.

 Yuki and I also reached out and tried it. .......

 --Yeah. Too bad. It's good at first, but as you chew it, the soy sauce flavor fades and the strands remain, which is a bit subtle. I can understand the reason for Mitya's expression.

It's delicious, but ......
"It's usually better when it's cooked.
You could cut it a little thinner and serve it as carpaccio.
Right? I'll just cut it up and grill it. It's just too bland. ......

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"...... You guys can eat it raw, right?

 We stopped moving at his words.

"What? ......? You can eat it raw, can't you? This is...

 I looked at him and he shook his head as if in a panic.

No, no, no, I'm not doing that. In seaside towns, people eat raw food, not just this. But I'm not so sure. --One of the party members at the time said, "Delicious! It's good! But then something bad happened. ......

 I've heard that it's awful to get hit by an oyster, but I heard that Marks' friend got it right.

 In this world where medical care is so delicate, except for healing magic, it seems that he almost died, no pun intended, and watching it from the side, the dangers of raw seafood, including oysters, became ingrained in Marks' mind.

 Most of us are strong and have healing magic, but for those who don't have it, food poisoning is a life-threatening disease.

It happens once you're inside, doesn't it?

Yeah, I haven't gotten it myself, but I've seen people dying.

Here's something for you, Mr. Marks. I've cooked it well, so it's safe.

Oh, I'm sorry. Oh, this stir-fried vegetable is delicious. Good food is what keeps men coming home. Haruka, anyone who marries you will be happy!

That's too much praise! Would you like another drink?

 In response to the blatant compliment - and there's no doubt that Haruka's cooking is delicious - Haruka waved her hand, loosened her cheeks, and poured a drink into Marks' cup.

"Are you sure? --It's good?
I'm sure this stir-fry is delicious, but I'd like to try something else.

 I'm sure the stir-fried vegetables are delicious, but I'd like to try something else." A good drink and some snacks may be enough for a drinker, but if you're just tasting the scallops, it's not enough for a meal.

 There are only variations in taste and quantity, but the ingredients are the same: scallops. Even if it's good, it's boring.

I'm not in the mood for meat ....... I'm not in the mood for meat. It's an octopus, it'll probably be good.

Hey, Toya, nice! --It's a little big, though.

 Octopus is expensive, and I rarely had a chance to eat fresh octopus.

 They may be large, but unlike giant squid, which live in the deep sea, octopuses live in shallow water. But unlike giant squid, which live in the deep sea, octopuses live in the shallows.

"What, you're going to eat that?
"That? Mr. Marks, can't you eat octopus? We'll cook it.

 I'm not sure what to make of it.

 It's not surprising that Marks, who was mainly active in inland areas, can't eat them.

I don't know if it's safe to eat them. I don't know. You can eat most of the demons around here, but there are many demons in this world that you can't eat.

"...... Oh, I see. There's also the danger of poisoning.

 We looked at each other in disbelief as Marks said something fundamental.

"Come to think of it, there are poisonous octopuses, aren't there?

The most famous one is the leopard octopus, which has tetrodotoxin. Like the fugu.

No! It's too dangerous to taste it!

No, tetrodotoxin won't kill you instantly, and with our Cure Poison, it's easier to taste.

"Toya, taste the poison, please!

 I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.

Toya-san: ......

I'm sure you'll be fine.

 I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do it, but I'm going to have to.

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It's a shame ....... You don't have the guts.
No, it's not a matter of courage. It's a matter of life and death.
With sister Haruka and sister Natsuki, I'll be fine!
I've got a lot of faith in you.
They healed my sister and me too!
You've got a track record.

 It's no wonder Mitya is so proud of himself.
 That's how badly they were injured.

 But Yuki and Natsuki were probably joking. Mitya was probably the only one who really wanted Toya to be poisoned,.......

"Well, even if you can eat it, it's a lot of work to prepare it, though, isn't it, live octopus?
Is that so?

 The octopus that I know is the one that I've been eating.
 The only octopuses I know of are boiled and reddened.

 I've seen whole, live octopuses for sale, but they were not affordable, and I couldn't eat them all even if I bought them, so they were not something we had any connection with.

Yeah. First of all, you need to wash it with a lot of salt until the slime comes off. Sometimes you have to do it over and over again.

Salt isn't cheap around here, so that alone would be quite costly.

Then you have to pound it to make it soft.

We rub them with grated radish and pound them. I've heard that in some areas, they soften it by hitting it on the rocks over and over again.

 By the way, in Japan, they wash them in a washing machine.

 Of course, they don't add detergent, but it's convenient because it removes the slime and makes them soft. This is a little surprising.

Moreover, since it's this big, ...... it must be very difficult.

I'm not going to start making salt just so I can eat this octopus.

Oh, you're going to do it? If you're going to do it, I'll at least arrange for the magical tools for salt production. And I'll be happy if you distribute them to my guild.

I'm not doing it! ...... For now, at least.

 But if you think about it, it would have been easier and more profitable to run a salt business than to start a brewing business on the side.

 As I confirmed today, the area near the beach is safer than I thought, and with the transference magic, I can avoid most of the battles that brought me here.

 Plus, unlike alcohol, it never fails, and salt is something that everyone consumes.

 As long as I can keep Rafan, the dungeon, and the road safe, I feel like this might not be a bad retirement job.

 Hmmm, it might be something to consider.