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How to Prepare Grilled Octopus

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  • To share:  2 servings
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Time: 20 min
  • Serve it as: One-dish dinner / Starter
  • Calories: 86 kcal/3.5oz (100g)

 

HOW TO PREPARE GRILLED OCTOPUS

Ingredients

Cooked octopus el Rey del Pulpo
Extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt or Maldon salt

METHOD

  • Take the octopus out of the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature. If using frozen octopus, soak the package in water at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Slice the octopus or cut the tentacles in half, depending on what the recipe calls for.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan or on the grill.
  • Cook for a few minutes on each side until golden. Flip with a spatula or a pair of tongs.
  • Add sea salt or Maldon salt right before serving.

GRILLED OCTOPUS: A BASIC RECIPE FOR USE IN ALL KINDS OF DISHES

With some perfectly grilled octopus, you can create hundreds of recipes. Serve with a side of vegetables or potatoes, with different sauces, or as the main ingredient for a succulent salad, among many other ideas. It all hinges on that perfectly grilled octopus.

A FEW TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKE THE BEST GRILLED OCTOPUS

  • To flip the octopus, you can use a spatula or a pair of tongs. Both are good options; it boils down to a matter of taste. However, never use a fork because the only thing that you’ll accomplish is to burn yourself. Grilled food should never be pierced so as not to lose its juices.
  • Always go for Arbequina extra virgin olive oil. It will give the octopus unmatched flavor.
  • If you want to give it a distinctive touch, rub the frying panall over with a garlic clove.
  • If you like it seared, add only a fewdrops of olive oil.
  • If you don’t want the oil to splatter too much, you can brush the octopus with oil using a silicone brushor apply oil to it using an oil spray instead of adding oil to the frying pan.
  • Do you want to delight your guests? Choose anattractive dish on which to serve your octopus. You don’t need anything else for an outstanding dish.
  • Rememberto serve the octopus immediately after cooking it. It’s much more appetizing when it’s piping hot straight off the grill!
  • Frying pan or grill? If you’re able to choose, a grill is so much more preferable. Remember that both have to be spotlessly clean so that the octopus does not absorb the flavor of other foods.
  • If your grilled octopus will not serve as an ingredient for a recipe, you can season it with some sweet and/or hot paprika and parsley. Do not use any other spices.

Grilled octopus is a different way to prepare this delicious seafood, although you can also try charcoal-grilled octopus, baked octopus or the traditional recipe of Galician-style octopus.

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