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Octopus salad





1 oz


1 wedge


1 unit


1 stem


3 leafs


to taste


to taste

Extra virgin olive oil

to taste


1 sprig


1 unit

Side Dishes from Italy - Puglia

Octopus salad

Octopus salad

with fish high in iron high in potassium high in phosphorus

ready in

1 hour 30 minutes


daily requirement

100% Fat

100% Protein

100% Carbohydrates

translated by Italian with google translate

Octopus salad

The octopus salad is a classic recipe that never goes out of fashion and that guarantees a success of 10 and praise for all lovers of seafood!

Octopus salad step 1

step 1

To prepare the octopus salad, start by cleaning the octopus: rinse it under running water, transfer it to a clean, dry dish towel and pat dry with kitchen paper.

Octopus salad step 2

step 2

Put it on a cutting board and with a knife cut the bag at eye level to eliminate them; also eliminate the beak, then hang the meat beating with a hammer or a meat mallet.

Octopus salad step 3

step 3

Rinse the octopus again under cold running water and remove the entrails from the bag by washing it carefully inside; wash and rub with your hands head and tentacles to remove as much as possible the patina that covers them.

Octopus salad step 4

step 4

Now peel the carrot, then cut it into coarse pieces together with the celery.

Octopus salad step 5

step 5

Place a large pot with water on the heat; pour the vegetables, bay leaves, garlic and add salt and pepper.

Octopus salad step 6

step 6

When the water has touched the boil, to curl the tips of the octopus tentacles, immerse the tentacles in the boiling water then let them re-emerge and continue like this 4-5 times.

Octopus salad step 7

step 7

Then immerse the octopus in the pot and cook over very low heat for 30-35 minutes (about 20 minutes for every 500 g of octopus), covering with a lid.

Octopus salad step 8

step 8

While cooking, with a slotted spoon you can remove the residues and foam that are created on the surface from the cooking water.

Octopus salad step 9

step 9

Before draining it, stick the meat with the prongs of a fork to check the cooking. When it is ready, drain it and place it in a bowl with water and ice to block the cooking.

Octopus salad step 10

step 10

Transfer it to a cutting board, then cut it into small pieces and place it in a bowl.

Octopus salad step 11

step 11

Now prepare the sauce: squeeze a lemon and finely chop the parsley. Add the lemon juice and the chopped parsley to the octopus.

Octopus salad step 12

step 12

Season with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, then mix everything with a spoon. You can serve your salad!

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