Fresh Octopus Salad

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Octopus, whether it’s fresh or frozen I love them, no I love octopus a lot! As an island girl, seafood was always something I ate almost every week. Fresh water or sea. My dad even used to go eel fishing at night sometimes. It was a sport for him. It’s sad that octopus is so rare in Ireland or is it? can find it in the local supermarkets!

Now I don’t know if I like octopus because it was very expensive to buy so we got very little of eat or because of the wild and monstrous look it has though I can’t give it up. Even during my vegan diet that I tried and honestly I was enjoying it until my love for seafood came. I brought it home from the shop and got into the cooking, no delaying. Even the picture was taken in a hurry with my Iphone, I couldn’t let my octopus go cold while I take my fancy camera.So here is to my fresh octopus salad. After boiling the octopus I only stir fried it in some onions and tomatoes and herbs.

 

Fresh Octopus Salad
Recipe Type: Salad, side, Main, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mauritian
Author: Mira
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Serves: 2
Fresh octopus cooked slightly in onions, tomatoes, chili and fresh herbs.
Ingredients
  • 500g fresh or frozen octopus
  • 2 table spoons of olive oil
  • 1 whole white onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 1 green chilli
  • salt to taste
  • sprigs of thyme and parsley
Instructions
  1. Boil the octopus in a pressure cooker upto 5-6 whistles.
  2. Drain and allow to cool
  3. Slice the octopus similar sizes
  4. Heat some oil in a frying pan
  5. Add the chopped onions and cook for 1 minute
  6. Add garlic, tomatoes and chili. Cook till tomatoes are well cooked and reduced.
  7. Add sliced octopus followed by the thyme
  8. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  9. Garnish with the fresh parsley and serve

 

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