Baby octopus salad

baby octopus salad

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 16baby octopus, 4-5cm long
  • 2 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • a few sprig Thyme
  • 1 red chilli, roughly sliced
  • extra virgin Olive oil
  • 4 good handfuls mixed salad leaves

For the lime dressing:

  • juice of 3 limes
  • 100ml groundnut oil
  • 100ml extra virgin Olive oil

How to:

  1. Put the octopus in a bowl with the garlic, thyme and chilli. Add enough olive oil to barely cover the octopus, and toss to mix. Cover and leave in the fridge to marinate for 4-6 hours if possible.
  2. To make the lime dressing, pour the lime juice into a bowl. Add the oils and whisk vigorously until thickened.
  3. Heat a cast-iron stove-top grill until smoking hot. Remove the octopus from the marinade and place on the hot grill. Cook quickly for a few minutes on each side until slightly charred. Cook in batches if necessary.
  4. To serve, arrange the salad leaves attractively on a large platter. Top with the cooked octopus and drizzle with the lime dressing.

*Recipe via Good Food Channel

By | 2017-08-09T17:08:58+01:00 November 14th, 2009|Cooking, Seafood|