This was one of the most requested recipes on my weekly poll. Octopus is something I have been eating since I was a young girl, but was not widely introduced or accepted, in the States up until recently.
This is a very simple and easy recipe, and the best way to cook it, in my opinion.
- Fresh Octopus (frozen will do too)
- Olive Oil
- Fresh Parsley
I generally boil my octopus in a pressure cooker to be faster, but on my insta stories, I did it on a regular pot to show anyone can do it.
Boil the octopus for about 45-60 minutes (depending on its size). Add a dash of salt to the water but be careful to not overdo it. You can always add salt later on.
Once it’s fully cooked and tender, grill it [briefly] in high heat to give it a grilled flavor and color. Do not leave the octopus unattended as it will dry and shrink. You just want to get it slightly burnt for flavor.
Remove the octopus from from the grill, and drizzle it in olive oil and fresh parsley! That’s it. Easy right?
If you are a garlic lover, here’s one other way you can do it. While the octopus is grilling, place olive oil and chopped garlic in a skillet and let it brown. Drizzle the hot olive oil over the octopus and sprinkle it with fresh parsley.