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How to prepare grilled octopus?

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  • For sharing:  2 servings
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Time: 20 min
  • Ideal for: One-dish dinner / Starter
  • Calories: 86 Kcal/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 you’re using frozen octopus, you should leave it to sit in water at room temperature inside the package for 30 minutes.
  • Cut the octopus into slices or 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 the help of a spatula or a pair of tongs.
  • Add sea salt or Maldon saltright before serving.

GRILLED OCTOPUS: A BASIC RECIPE FOR ALL TYPES OF DISHES

With some perfectly grilled octopus, you can create hundreds of recipes. With a side dish of vegetables or potatoes, with parmentier potatoes, with different sauces or as the main ingredient for a succulent salad, among many other ideas. But never forget that everything hinges on that perfectly grilled octopus.

SOME 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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