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.
- 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
- Boil the octopus in a pressure cooker upto 5-6 whistles.
- Drain and allow to cool
- Slice the octopus similar sizes
- Heat some oil in a frying pan
- Add the chopped onions and cook for 1 minute
- Add garlic, tomatoes and chili. Cook till tomatoes are well cooked and reduced.
- Add sliced octopus followed by the thyme
- Cook for 4-5 minutes.
- Garnish with the fresh parsley and serve