Friday, May 28th, 2010 | posted by mike
1 2# octopus (or 2 1# octopi)
4 T olive oil
2t fresh oregano or 1t dried
2 cloves minced garlic
juice of 1 lemon
Boil octopus for 45 minutes (lower octopus into pot and dunk in and out of the water 4 times, then simmer)
In a bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon and herbs.
After the octopus has simmered for 45 minutes, cut in half and add to bowl and coat with oil-lemon-herb-garlic mixture. Grill for about 2-3 minutes a side on a hot fire. Slice off legs, chop body and toss in remaining marinade.
This recipe is also wonderful as a warm salad-just add some thinly sliced red onion and wedges of ripe tomato to the marinade and grilled octopus chunks and serve on a bed of fresh greens.