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Nachos with Octopus and Guacamole

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STEPS FOR SOME GREAT NACHOS WITH OCTOPUS AND GUACAMOLE

  • For sharing: 2 servings  
  • Difficulty: Low  
  • Time: 20 min 
  • Ideal for: Starter

Totopos are chips—normally cut into triangles—made from corn tortillas. They can be prepared fried or toasted, and they’re readily available at places that carry Mexican food products. Nachos are totopos topped with ingredients such as melted cheese and jalapeño peppers.

INGREDIENTS FOR TWO SERVINGS:

el Rey del Pulpo precooked chilled octopus tentacles.
1 bag of nachos.
2 avocados.
½ red onion.
1 lime.
1 ripe tomato.
Salt.

FOR THE PICO DE GALLO:
1 tomato.
¼ red onion.
1 jalapeño pepper or ½ green pepper.
Minced fresh cilantro.
½ lime and salt.

METHOD

  • The first thing you should do is to take the package of el Rey del Pulpo precooked chilled octopus out of the refrigerator and slice it into small pieces, so it gradually comes to room temperature. Set aside for later.
  • To make the pico de gallo, brunoise all the ingredients and mix together. Add the lime juice, cilantro and a little salt, and set aside.
  • Next, make the guacamole. In a bowl, place all the avocado flesh and mash using a fork. Add the minced red onion, grated tomato (without the skin), lime juice and salt, and mix everything together well.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and scatter the pieces of octopus and pico de gallo on top.
  • Once you’ve finished making guacamole, arrange the nachos on a platter with the bowl of octopus and guacamole.

Another option would be to make your own homemade totopos.

  • To do this, you only have to mix 100 g of corn flour, 80 g of hot water, 1 tablespoon of wheat flour and salt in a bowl. Knead 5 minutes, form a ball and leave it to rest in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  • Then, roll out the dough between two sheets of baking parchment as thinly as possible. Cut out into triangles and deep-fry in sunflower oil on both sides until golden.

TIPS FOR SPECTACULAR NACHOS

You can also make homemade nachos yourself by using corn tortillas. To do this, slice the tortillas into small triangles and deep-fry them in sunflower oil. Drain well onto a platter lined with paper towels and leave them to cool.

There are blue corn nachos available, with a striking purple hue, so you can use them instead if you want to make your nachos with octopus more colorful and eye-catching.

If you want to prepare more Mexican recipes with octopus, we recommend checking out our recipe for octopus tacos.

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